Gears of War Judgment’s OverRun Multiplayer mode Inspired by MOBA and eSports
Gears of War Judgement is going to have a new multiplayer mode called OverRun. Quinn DelHoyo, Gears of War Judgments’ multiplayer lead has shead some insight how this mode was created and what inspired them to do so.
In an interview with Forbes online , DelHoyo said OverRun was heavily influenced by MOBA games like League of Legends and Dota.
“When you look at OverRun, which is our competitive class-based multiplayer mode, it actually has influences from MOBA games, where you have a map and there are three lanes on those games,” he said. “In our game, we decided to have two lanes on all the OverRun maps. You have a left and a right lane to make the combat focused and intense and fast paced. That was one of the influences we had in making the game.
“From a spectator perspective because it’s a third person camera, OverRun is good for eSports because you can see who the player is controlling. And with the monsters that are in OverRun with the Locusts and all the other classes that are easily defined, someone that’s commentating or casting could easily hypothesize [and] predict what is going to happen. And that builds the drama and the intensity that people that watch sports or eSports really enjoy.”
DelHoyo also added that the “clunky” fell of the franchise has been tweaked with a new control scheme and makes the game feel much smoother,
“Along those lines, we’re moving the clunkiness and frustration that sometimes players complained about,” he added. “With the new control scheme Y is a quick weapons switch. Left bumper is the off hand grenades. Changing the control scheme was probably one of the biggest, boldest moves that we went with when we were developing this game.
“We made it very simple, and that’s not to say it’s shallow. It’s very easy to understand, and to me that’s very important for anything. If I want my grandma to watch a football game with me, or my wife to watch basketball, it needs to be somewhat simple. And I definitely think OverRun is something that people can use at an eSports level.”
Check out the whole interview through the link.
Gears of War Judgment will be released on March 19th exclusively on the Xbox 360.
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