Games of Glory

If you've been wondering when you'll be able to dive into the Games of Glory open beta, the answer is very, very soon. The team over at Lightbulb Crew has announced that their cross-platform, top-down multiplayer shooter will be open to widespread test play starting next week.

Lightbulb Crew this morning announced that Games of Glory will be launching its open beta come next Tuesday, April 25. That means your itchy trigger finger only has about seven days left before you can step into the arena and test your skills against the competition.

As stated above, this is a cross-platform game, similar to what we've seen done in the past with games like Rocket League. Games of Glory will have seamless play across the PlayStation 4 and PC, meaning the servers should get an extra boost from having the entire community united like that. Also, the game is free-to-play so, whether you're jumping in for next week's open beta or planning to wait until some sort of official launch, you'll be able to blast away at no charge.

To celebrate the announcement of the upcoming open beta, a new Games of Glory trailer also went live this morning.

According to today's announcement, the game stars a collection of characters who represent the universe's most legendary gladiators. Teams will be cut loose in arena combat after equipping their heroes with all sorts of crazy weaponry. To get in on the action, all you'll need to do is download the game from either the PlayStation Network or Steam starting next week.

Believe it or not, repetitive defeat is actually worked into the lore, as players will be taking on the role of Clones of great fighters, forced to do battle in an intergalactic showdown meant to resolve conflicts without, you know, killing off entire planets.

At launch, there will be 15 Clones available across five classes, including tank, support, carry, assassin and scout. Your arsenal will consist of 50 unique weapons, with further customization provided by an upgrade system. If you want to see what the game looks like in action, here's a gander at the closed beta trailer.

According to CEO and Lightbulb Crew founder Anders Larsson, the team set out to make Games of Glory into an extremely competitive multiplayer game that both shooter and MOBA fans should quickly get a handle on. Two arenas will be available at launch, including the 4v4 map of Arkashan and the 3v3 Svandia. Finally, a big emphasis will be put on Club features, allowing folks to group up with and play alongside their pals with ease.

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