EA's MOBA 'Dawngate' site opens

A site has gone up for "Dawngate," a MOBA developed by new studio Waystone Games and published by EA.

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Electronic Arts is getting into the MOBA business, as evidenced by the launch of a new website for "Dawngate" from new studio Waystone Games. Details are scarce, though, because it seems like EA may have flipped a switch a little earlier than intended.

The Dawngate site (via GameSpot) has gone live, and even allows beta signups. But its forums and various social network links are inactive.

"Dawngate is a new MOBA, built from the ground up to look and feel familiar while offering a whole new way to experience MOBA gameplay," reads the site. "Dawngate empowers you to forge the champions you love for the roles you want in a competitive arena, shaped by ever-evolving, community-driven content and story."

Late last year, we heard Visceral was hiring for a MOBA, and at the same time was hiring a map designer with experience in the action/shooter genre. If Waystone spun off of Visceral to focus on this new MOBA project, some kind of shooter DNA could provide the "new way" that the teaser site promises. But it's too early to tell, and so far EA has not made an official announcement. We'll update as more information becomes available.

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    May 16, 2013 2:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, EA's MOBA 'Dawngate' site opens.

    A site has gone up for "Dawngate," a MOBA developed by new studio Waystone Games and published by EA.

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      May 16, 2013 2:01 PM

      Great, another lords management game with wacky, cartoonish fantasy characters.

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      May 16, 2013 2:01 PM

      A MOBA in first or third person view would be awesome... I've been wanting to build that as a mod for an existing game for a while, though it's a huge undertaking...

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        May 16, 2013 2:04 PM

        Have you seen SMITE?

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        May 16, 2013 2:04 PM

        I guess no one has told you about Smite?

        go check it out, FTP and pretty darn fun.

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        May 16, 2013 2:06 PM

        I think there is a dota style game in 3rd person called SMITE, i've never played it though so not sure if it's any good.

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        May 16, 2013 2:31 PM

        Super Monday Night Combat???

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          May 16, 2013 2:37 PM

          Game has been ruined by premades and hackers. Fucking sucks now.

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            May 16, 2013 3:31 PM

            it was always terrible. imbalanced, team stacking, afk teammates, etc.

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              May 16, 2013 8:42 PM

              The game could have been great but suffered from major cheating and imbalance issues.

              They don't have a large enough player population to cater to any specific crowd so new players will always whine about getting destroyed by heavies and experienced players will rage at the nigh-impossible to kill faster classes in a good players hands.

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                May 17, 2013 4:43 AM

                Those weren't my problems with it. I hated the obnoxious style.

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              May 16, 2013 9:54 PM

              The original MNC was fantastic, Super just sucks.

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        May 16, 2013 2:31 PM

        Super Monday Night Combat

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        May 16, 2013 2:31 PM

        check out SMITE

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        May 16, 2013 2:42 PM

        Surprised nobody's mentioned SMITE yet.

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        May 16, 2013 2:54 PM

        HiRez Studio has a 3rd Person Dota-like game but I'm not sure what its called

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        May 16, 2013 3:02 PM

        You could all so look at Land of Chaos Online its like SMITE.

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        May 16, 2013 5:27 PM

        SMITE SMITE SMITE

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        May 16, 2013 5:58 PM

        I was planning on trying a new recipe for dinnSMITE

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      May 16, 2013 3:00 PM

      I smell another poorly made rushed EA game.

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      May 16, 2013 3:50 PM

      MOBA = the new MMOs

      YAWWWWnnnnnn....lamest genre out there.

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        May 16, 2013 5:47 PM

        I find the learning curve to be too steep to try out a new MOBA every couple months. Not the basic mechanics but the re-learning of what abilities every single character has any time you switch games. That's like the bulk of the game. I'll play a new shooter every couple months because that doesn't change: shoot the bad guys.

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          May 16, 2013 8:21 PM

          Yeah, this is my deal too. I still have LoL opponent skills to learn; now I gotta learn an entirely NEW set of Champ Skills?

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      May 16, 2013 8:00 PM

      I especially like the purple girl... who is a blatant ripoff of Marvel's Psylocke. Just midevil-ized.

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      May 16, 2013 8:29 PM

      How many of these does the world need? I think even more so than MMO's... there's only so much room in the market for this type of game.

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      May 16, 2013 11:00 PM

      So if this screws up as badly as Simcity 4, will it be called Dawngategate?

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        May 17, 2013 4:55 AM

        If there's a scandal involving a gold exploit in the game will it be called Dawngate gold gate gate gold?

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