Yesterday was a big day for the "Strife" multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game from S2 Games. During the opening day of the PAX Prime gaming convention, S2 announced that "Strife" was entering a global open beta. Anyone interested in checking out the new, free-to-play MOBA can head over to its official website and register for a free account.
One of the most anticipated games in the MOBA genre, "Strife" aims to deliver a solid multiplayer battle experience that MOBA players will expect while also adding elements not often found in MOBA games. Pets and Crafting are two important game mechanics in "Strife," and these will persist outside of the arena itself. "Strife" also features a "gold sharing system," meaning players won't have to worry about getting in the last hit on an opponent to get a fair share of the rewards.
S2 Games also announced that "Strife" would feature full Curse Voice integration. This means that the new MOBA will have a solid platform for its players to communicate from game launch.
Marc DeForest, CEO and Co-Founder of S2 Games, summed up his company's vision for "Strife" using a soccer analogy. "The way I'd play soccer with my kids is completely different from the way I'd play competitively in college or the way World Cup teams battle professionally," he said. "We designed 'Strife' to be a game as accessible as soccer, to be enjoyed by players of all skill levels."
Huntington-area MMO gamer Jim Deacon is looking forward to trying out "Strife." "It looks like a game you can take seriously and get really involved with, but also one that you can just mess around with if you don't have a lot of time," he said.
An official release date for "Strife" has not been announced.