Housemarque announced their new IP for PC, Stormdivers, and revealed a new trailer at Gamescom 2018. Set for a release in 2019, Stormdivers is a sci-fi Battle Royale in 3rd person, set in a near-future dystopia. The players are a part of a dangerous nano experiment gone wrong, and an artificial storm has taken permanent residence, annihilating everything in sight. You must survive not only the environment but your competition, trying to get to the high ground and claim exotic, powerful equipment to use on the other players. Developed in Unreal Engine and backed by Amazon GameLift, Steam, Stormdivers is planned to expand with other modes and content including PvE co-op missions, new playable areas, classes and more.
“With Stormdivers we are entering new grounds as a studio that for over 20 years has been known for creating arcade coin-op inspired games,” said Ilari Kuittinen, CEO of Housemarque. “We began its development when battle royale was still a niche gameplay mode, yet despite the number of BR games on the market now, Stormdivers will excite players with its fast-paced gameplay, metagame, classes and various events, all packaged with Housemarque’s trademark high-quality visual effects. Stormdivers is more than just another battle royale game, and we plan to roll out new content regularly in the future to continuously expand the experience. We invite everyone to check out the trailer to see what we have in store!”