Free, third-individual MOBA 'Smite' heads to PlayStation four

Free, third-person MOBA 'Smite' heads to PlayStation 4

Smite is already well-liked on PC and Xbox One, and this yr it is hitting one other main platform: the PlayStation four. The sport is in closed alpha on PS4 at this time, although it is just for a small variety of “devoted” gamers, Hello-Rez Studios president Stew Chisam says in a tweet. The closed beta goes reside in March and anybody can choose-in proper right here.

Smite is a 3rd-individual, “multiplayer on-line battle area” recreation; it includes groups of characters preventing throughout a single map, every proven from a behind-the-shoulder perspective. Since launching on PC in 2014, Smite has made a reputation for itself on the eSports scene — this yr, developer Hello-Rez Studios will supply a prize pool of greater than $2 million throughout its European and North American Professional League Season three tournaments. And that is only for the PC recreation; the Console League prize pool for Xbox One has a further $350,000 on the road.

Smite isn’t playable throughout platforms — PC gamers cannot battle it out with Xbox One gamers — and that is not going to vary with the PS4 model. “Whereas technically attainable, it isn’t in our present plans,” Hello-Rez says in its PS4 FAQ.

The sport is free and PS4 gamers will not want a PlayStation Plus account to dive in as soon as it absolutely launches. The precise launch date is not confirmed, however if you wish to play Smite on PS4 subsequent month, you possibly can throw down $30 for the Founder’s Pack. It goes on sale alongside the closed beta in March, and it features a key for fast beta entry, two skins, four hundred Gems, and unlocks all current and future characters. The pack might be discontinued quickly after the sport’s full launch.