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The Gods have Delivered Us Some New Smite News!

We have great new footage from Hi-Rez Studios showing us the steps these guys are taking to make sure the Xbox One’s upcoming MOBA works great. From what little glimpses of knowledge we’ve seen from Hi-Rez Studios, these guys have spent a lot of time making sure that the Xbox One port isn’t some clumsy basic PC to Console port and that the game itself plays great on the console. Right now you can sign up for the Xbox One beta for the game over at their site and if you’ve got a PC maybe try that version as well. Check out what the guys over at Hi-Rez Studios had to say about making the port.

 

Just in case you have lived under a rock for the past few years and actively avoided mainstream gaming news you might not of noticed the boom in MOBA games. A very simple game style normally containing two separate teams that go head to head to destroy each others bases and push three lanes on the map.

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A Top down view of a basic MOBA map, showing the three lanes and both teams bases.

A quiet but successful genre that started over 10 years ago as a mod, that has slowly filled with MOBA games being produced left right and centre with some pick names in the mix such as Valve, who released DoTA2 a few years ago, which since produced a huge fan base and has since had the highest competitive prize pool in the history of electronic gaming sports of over $10.9 million at one point.

So it’s pretty safe to say that these Free to Play games are popular, but us console gamers have been missing out. Where MOBAs are being developed and released on everything down to iPhones and Tablets, Xbox One and PS4 users are siting stranded, foaming at the mouth for this ever addictive game style. A Lord of The Rings styled MOBA was released on PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2012 but it is pretty safe to say that it was a total failure, with it now no longer being available on the Sony store and existing servers for the game being shut down.

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Guardians of Middle Earth, was released on consoles in 2012 and has since bene discontinued on certain consoles.

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