The anticipated MOBA lives on.
Back in February, Motiga the developer of upcoming MOBA Gigantic, announced that the Xbox One/PC crossplay game was having some trouble. The new studio was meeting with “potential investors,” in order to secure funding and continue developing the game. Now a partner has been named in Neverwinter and Star Trek Online publisher, Perfect World Entertainment.
Perfect World will now handle publishing duties for Gigantic with the game still coming to Xbox One and PC, but also Perfect World’s Arc Games platform. The publisher’s CEO Bryan Huang commented on the partnership in a statement,
“As we expand our lineup of partnered developers, we always want to ensure that our team is publishing quality content for gamers. The passion that the Motiga team has makes them a perfect partner for PWE as we accomplish our goal of bringing quality products to the industry.”
Motiga CEO Chris Chung also offered his own statement, saying that the team is “thrilled” to be partnering with a company that “shares our vision for the game.” Perfect World’s SVP of Publishing and Platform also feels that Motiga’s take on the MOBA genre is something unique and fresh.
Gigantic was originally supposed to launch in 2015, but was delayed to 2016 in part from feedback the company received during the game’s closed testing period. The game has no official release date at the moment. Motiga recently had to layoff some of its staff, but the layoffs were described as “temporary” and it will remain to be seen if it affects jobs in the long run.
Gigantic will support crossplay between Xbox One and PC, pitting two teams of five players against each other on a single map. Each team has a giant guardian creature that possesses its own skillset and moves around the map. The goal of a match is to take down the opposing team’s guardian while defending your own. Killing enemy heroes powers up your own guardian causing it to go on a rampage, damaging the other teams and providing an opening to do damage. You can see a few minutes of gameplay here.
Has Gigantic piqued your interest yet? Do you think it can stand out in the already packed MOBA genre? Let us know in the comments.