BattleCore Arena is Under Development in Ubisoft

Get ready for some exciting matches. Ubisoft

Ubisoft announced that it is planning to launch a free-to-play competitive platform shooter. Currently under development, BattleCore Arena is set to come out for the PC and available through Steam and Ubisoft Connect.

In the game, players take on the role of a spherical core. They get to compete in multi-tiered maps where they must outmaneuver opponent with physics-based movement. However, they'll need to contend with the forces of gravity as they roll, dash, jump, or ever double-jump. Players can also eject opponents while wielding a wide range of weapons that include those which have close-range impact or mid-distance power. There are also what's known as perks which can help them evade danger, help teammates, or knock out opponents.

As a PvP game, BattleCore Arena offer competitive modes that include:

  • Backup
    • 3v3 team deathmatch
  • Golden Core
    • Players who possess the Core get to claim the victory.
  • Free-for-all
    • A fast-paced way to test solo skills.
    • It's also a good way to warm up before climbing the ladder in ranked matches.

Before going in a match, players can customize their core through cosmetic options for armor, lights, banners, elimination explosions. With this they can show off their style as they zip around the arenas.

For those in the Europe region, a tech test for BattleCore Arena is scheduled to run from February 1 to February 5. Get to know more about the test here.

A Deeper Dive

While it is indeed exciting to know that Ubisoft is working on a new title, there are reports coming out that this upcoming game may not be that new. Though it appears as if the upcoming game has yet to have a Steam page, digging a little deeper show it may not be that case.

You see, BattleCore Arena actually has a SteamDB profile and the information tells a different story. It appears that it was initially developed, and even published by Cosmic Ray Studio. In addition, it seems that the was launched way back in October 2017 with the last recorded update being May 2023. The game also had 270 followers which peaked at 27 in 2017.

Meanwhile, looking at the community page it shows that there wasn't much in terms of discussion. Those who did buy the game looked to have liked it and the problem was that the player-base was low so there were those that were looking to play against bots.

Anyway, what likely happened is that Ubisoft probably saw the game and then bought it. Hopefully we'll get to learn more in the coming days.

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