Bat­tle­born

PC, PS4, Xbox One

EDGE - - HYPE -

Pub­lisher 2K Games De­vel­oper Gear­box Soft­ware For­mat PC, PS4, Xbox One Ori­gin US Re­lease TBC

After suc­cess­fully build­ing MMOG me­chan­ics around the FPS with Border­lands, Gear­box’s next genre mashup will seek to re­peat the trick by once again mag­pie-ing from the lat­est over­sub­scribed flavour of the month. Gear­box pres­i­dent Randy Pitch­ford may not want us to call it a MOBA, but Bat­tle­born’s 5v5 setup, its cast of heroes and its hordes of AI creeps mean com­par­isons are in­escapable. A five­player co-op cam­paign will go some way to­wards rem­e­dy­ing that, but it’s hard to get too ex­cited about yet an­other big com­pany hitch­ing it­self to the LOL/Dota band­wagon. And, post- Colo­nial Marines, Gear­box’s stock has rather fallen.

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