Stormdivers is a battle royale game from the makers of Resogun

The makers of Resogun are getting into the battle royale genre for the first time.

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Housemarque has been all about arcade shooters and bullet hell for a long time. However, it's diving into the new hotness for its next game. During the Kinda Funny Games Showcase, Housemarque unveiled an all-new entry into the battle royale genre called Stormdivers.

Stormdivers takes players onto a hostile island, where they compete for survival. To aid them, everyone has jetpacks equipped, adding some verticality to the proceedings. However, the island also appears to be filled with its own natural dangers.

Beta sign-ups for Stormdivers are currently up and running on the Housemarque website.

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    December 8, 2018 11:11 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Stormdivers is a battle royale game from the makers of Resogun

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      December 8, 2018 11:32 AM

      What???

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        December 8, 2018 12:09 PM

        Yeah, the news saddens me. They just came out not too long ago and said their arcade efforts just weren’t making enough money to be profitable, though.

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          December 8, 2018 1:09 PM

          And they think they can pick up some money from the BR genre? This was a bad idea. I don't see this going anywhere, there are already too many BR clones out there trying to scrape up a buck.

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            December 8, 2018 1:16 PM

            I agree. I’m just bummed we won’t see any great twin-stick shooters from them anymore.

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              December 8, 2018 2:42 PM

              If they’d just done a twin-stick BR game, that would have been enough to keep their fans happy, keep their budget down and pick up some competitive players. Or they should have cloned Rocket League, if they had to clone a popular online genre.

              People laughed at Epic for thinking they could make inroads with a PUBG knock-off, but at least Epic had a long history of online multiplayer experience. I’m guessing originally, Housemarque thought they could just do another one of their classic games with online play, saw that getting into that end of development requires a whole different infrastructure and then someone told them they better grab as high as they could for the cash to justify the investment. :/

              I hope it works out for them. Everyone having jet packs will definitely not be enough.

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                December 8, 2018 3:43 PM

                When I clicked on the video link I was hoping it would be an overhead BR game, but instead it was a very generic third person shooter with poor animation and modeling. Big disappointment.

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                  December 8, 2018 4:56 PM

                  Yeah they’re really biting off more than they can chew. :(