Tencent Games may have been reamed in a bad way by the Chinese government with the new sanctions on new game releases, or rather the restrictions of new games not being allowed to be released onto the market in the mainland, however the company is still releasing new PC games for everybody else, including the new Battle Royale game Ring of Elysium.
While many of you are probably groaning with despair, thinking to yourself “Not another Battle Royale game!” there are a few neat new features that helps separate it from all the other Battle Royale games out there, such as being able to snowboard down the mountain or make use of monster trucks.
The game is running on Tencent’s own in-house engine, the QuickSilver X. The game features a dynamic weather system around pre-defined regions of the map where the weather will force players to have to adapt to the changes in the environment. There are also dynamic events where players can trigger an avalanche.
The game will also include additional objectives than just being the last man standing. According to the press release, there will also be additional objectives to complete. The press release doesn’t detail what the objectives are, though.
You can check out the trailer for the game below, which highlights some of the gameplay, vehicular combat, and Battle Royale chaos.
The music and setup for the trailer is actually pretty cool. You can scale up mountainsides like Lara Croft using climbing picks. You can also make use of hang-gliders to get around the map from high places.
So the hook for the story behind Ring of Elysium is that there are only four seats on the helicopter and there’s an ice storm closing in so players have to race to the helicopter and kill off the competition.
It’s not a bad setup, but the Battle Royale genre is already crowded enough as it is, and it’s going to be a tough sell trying to lure gamers away from stuff like Fortnite. Anyway, you can learn more about Ring of Elysium by visiting the Steam store page.