We’re extremely joyful to verify that we’re bringing the heart-pounding motion of Guns of Icarus Alliance to PS4 on May 1, 2018. Starting lately, you’ll pre-order Guns of Icarus Alliance at a 25% cut price whilst additionally receiving a boat figurehead and a fancy dress set cast completely for those that pre-order.
Guns of Icarus Alliance: PS4 Edition is the final steampunk airship battle recreation, whole with an ongoing warfare between six elite factions vying for regulate of an international ravaged through machines. Up to 32 avid gamers can interact in epic PVP airship battles, with 4 avid gamers manning each and every send. Or staff up with your faction to tackle the AI in heart-pounding PVE skirmishes. Take the roles of Pilots, Engineers, and Gunners and paintings with your workforce in opposition to victory. Repair your send’s armor, gun down enemy balloons, and deftly weave out and in of battle to dominate the skies in a wide range of recreation modes and maps. In this ever-changing universe, a staff’s successes and screw ups repeatedly form and reshape the global in line with who dominates the battlefield. In the skies of Guns of Icarus, you and your workforce triumph or perish, in combination.
Since day one, the coronary heart and soul of Guns of Icarus has been the thought of teamwork. However, we didn’t need to merely create a recreation the place people simply came about to be put on a staff in combination, with everybody that specialize in their person kill/dying ratios. We sat down and actually thought of what the idea of a “staff” supposed to us – and that in the long run boiled down to the working out that each and every person member must really feel like a component of one thing that may most effective paintings if everybody contributes. We didn’t need the alternative for a unmarried participant to “lift” a fit, however fairly to inspire conversation, strategizing, and sharing a unmarried communal objective that may most effective be completed via cooperation and shared effort. The send is the staff’s collective lifestyles bar – when the send is going down, the workforce is going down with it. Every member of the workforce performs an integral function in now not most effective keeping up the “lifestyles” of the send, but additionally weakening the integrity of enemy ships as they paintings cooperatively in opposition to a shared victory.
When we made the resolution to unencumber the recreation on PS4 as a console unique, it was once a concern for us to have the option to make sure that the new unencumber would now not be some extent of department, however fairly some way for us to develop our neighborhood. PlayStation presents us the alternative to seamlessly convey console and PC avid gamers into the identical fit, and it was once the best have compatibility. However, simply permitting PlayStation 4 avid gamers the probability to play in fits with avid gamers on different platforms wasn’t sufficient. We sought after to ensure that all avid gamers had the alternative to enjoy the complete teamwork enjoy – which is why we additionally prioritized cross-platform voice chat.
Releasing on PS4 has been a long-time dream, and this dream was once made imaginable with the help of Unity and Photon. Since we’re bringing the recreation over from PC, in lots of instances it’s been like flipping a transfer to convey sides of the recreation to PS4. We had been fortunate sufficient that we didn’t have to rebuild our UI from scratch, as the device was once designed to be ready to care for controller enter. While we nonetheless created some customized items on best of this basis, we didn’t finally end up able the place we had to rebuild the whole thing. Quite a little of what we already had in position transitioned to PS4 seamlessly.
However, the building procedure was once now not with out its hiccups. Working on PS4 introduced very other issues than we had been used to on PC, the place we get to make a decision the place to optimize, and set the hardware necessities to fit. On PS4 we’ve one set of hardware. In some respects, and that made issues tougher. Getting our CPU utilization to an affordable degree took so much of paintings, particularly whilst keeping up similar gameplay for a move platform identify. On the different hand, that supposed we at all times knew how some distance shall we push the hardware, and we didn’t have to spend time being concerned about avid gamers that may attempt to play on distinctive, outdated, or untested hardware.
Guns of Icarus Alliance is set conversation and neighborhood. We sought after to push the obstacles of what this implies now, and what it may possibly imply transferring ahead. We’ve been operating in opposition to this second for a very long time, and we will’t wait to percentage the skies with all you superb PS4 avid gamers.