EA has had a less than stellar track record when it comes to Free-to-Play games and their recent business decisions in general. The company has been slowly expanding their F2P offerings with mixed reception in each notable genre. They have some F2P shooters (Battlefield Play4Free and Heroes), a racing game (Need for Speed World), an MMORPG (SWTOR), an RTS (Command and Conquer Generals) and now they can add MOBA to the list as well.

A Twitter user by the name of superannuation uncovered the Dawngate website while also speculating that Waystone Games the company credited for Dawngate, is actually a rebranded portion of Visceral Games. Viseral Games are of course, the developers behind Dead Space who were said to be working on a MOBA last year. This could very well be that MOBA or EA is planning on releasing two MOBA-like games although that seems highly unlikely.

Details regarding Dawngate are practically nonexistent right now. The website mentions Dawngate being “built from the ground up to look and feel familiar while offering a whole new way to experience MOBA gameplay”. Ya gee, thanks I really appreciate you just describing what every other new MOBA wants to do.

The description goes on to say that Dawngate “empowers you to forge the champions you love for the roles you want in a competitive arena, shaped by ever-evolving, community driven content and story”. You really can’t extrapolate too much from that statement other than to assume some level of player customization (which what MOBA doesn’t have that) in addition to some evolving world which the community takes part in creating.

That’s all the info there is at the moment. The website also has a registration page for those wishing to sign up for the closed beta and a link to a forum page which at the time of writing this, doesn’t appear to be working.

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  1. EAhate on May 19, 2013

    NO ……. NO ……. JUST NO

  2. No Name on May 18, 2013

    Wherever there’s money, EA’s joining the party

  3. PanzerWolf on May 18, 2013

    Wanna use your hero’s ultimate spell? Then buy this 15€ dlc. Oh, you want to buy some items too? Shop dlc 20€. Thanks for your purchase. Have a nice day.

  4. Lecheese on May 18, 2013

    all aboard the moba train choo choo

  5. Rareloot on May 17, 2013

    I want a moba game where I don’t have to play a pre-made champion/hero. I want it like WoW where I get to create my own character, and choose from a list of classes, and earn points after battles to buy cosmetics for my character ( helmets, capes, swords, etc ).

    And also, I’m sorry, but GamingMaster, that is the dumbest thing I’ve EVER read on this site. “When will this genre die?” Sorry kid, League of Legends is the most played game in the world, making MOBAs the most popular e-sport as well. This genre isn’t going anywhere, learn to accept it.

  6. Adrian87 on May 17, 2013

    F2P players will play as creeps : ))

    • OMGFrogz on May 17, 2013

      I would love that actually.. That would mean a creep doesn’t just go in a straight line anymore 😀

    • Bloomd on May 17, 2013

      That was actually be pretty interesting.

  7. GamingMaster on May 17, 2013

    another MOBA ? I wonder when this genre will die..

    also EA sucks 🙂 all their games are P2W

  8. Desender on May 16, 2013

    I’m actually wondering on how this will be.
    Sure it’s EA but they can still make good games, if they don’t mess this up that is.

  9. Bloom on May 16, 2013

    It’s EA. Have no high expectations. It will most likely have buyable expansion packs.

  10. Namelessguy on May 16, 2013

    An EA moba? I can already see heroes being sold ONLY for real money.

  11. Koagz on May 16, 2013

    Never enough..

  12. Etrius on May 16, 2013

    If EA do the same thing as it does with NFSW, stay prepared for the “MOST P2W MOBA EVER!”

    • Etrius on May 16, 2013

      Btw, I have better expectations for the Tencent’s RGame (the true DOTA 2 Clone! XD)

  13. Kess on May 16, 2013

    EA announcing anything relating to them having to do with a game is bad news, as far as I’m concerned.

  14. Trumbles on May 16, 2013

    Every time something is successful in the game industry, every developer and their uncle tries to pretty much copy it to make a quick buck. When will the game industry realise that doesn’t work?

  15. Dokkodo on May 16, 2013

    Whew, I was worried for a moment there wasn’t going to be enough shitty MOBAs out there.

  16. Saiyer on May 16, 2013

    Another MOBA? I’m not a fan of MOBAs, and while I’m glad there is variety…it becomes a point where there is too many of the same thing.

    Even though I don’t like MOBA games, I don’t think any genre deserves to be under EA. My disgust for EA is another story for another day…

    • tupas3 on May 16, 2013

      It seems the MOBA genre hit the point where more and more shity MOBAs being released just like MMORPG genre is 😀 i find it funny. also i dont like mobas… rather i dont like the community of them.

  17. Dylan on May 16, 2013

    I will give it a chance :p

  18. Okofire on May 16, 2013

    Another bad game ´´MOBA´´?!
    *Close page*

  19. Arnemmorpg on May 16, 2013

    When people start eating more cake, then more cake shall be made. Wich is exactly what EA does as a company, make more to sell more. Power is still to the people as they choose wich cake they buy.

  20. dagudman on May 16, 2013

    Say ‘aye’ if you are going to play this game ever.
    *crickets*

    • Aye! I try every MOBA (specially the F2Ps) even though it’s EA.

      (Very proud to say that I’ve played every “real” moba beta except dota, and I wanna keep it that way.)

      //Cricket

      • revolt on May 17, 2013

        You’ve played HoN beta ?
        Interesting how you played every moba but haven’t played the best one.

        • It'sMeAgain on May 17, 2013

          Yeah, missed out on dota beta, only played stable versions since I was to young at that point to be able to participate :S

      • Critical Dunker on May 17, 2013

        Your name is…. Well i don’t have any words for it.

    • MysticLegacy on May 16, 2013

      Nope, not gonna bother. Not because I wouldn’t mind trying it, but because I know no one I know will, and these kind of games are best played with friends.

  21. Dkuang on May 16, 2013

    Exactly what we need in the gaming market, another MOBA and this time by our favoritest gaming company ever, EA. /sarcasm yeah right, go suck an egg EA.

    • Ero-Shinigami on May 16, 2013

      You, sir, just translated the content of my mind into words.

      • Revolt on May 17, 2013

        Because only you two share this same common opinion on this site.
        *Mindblowing*

        • MrSnitches on May 20, 2013

          No, I think we can all say that we hate EA because they are simply bad as a company. They ruin games, they shut down studios who make great games because they didn’t make enough millions of dollars to feed their heroin addictions.

          I don’t mind MOBA’s, I play League, DOTA 2, and have tried several of the other ones. But, that’s not to say that many of them (or most) shamelessly copy off of the more popular ones. Hell, Gaslight Batman from Infinite Crisis is an example of this: His ultimate is literally a copy and pasted version of League’s Ezreal ultimate ability. It may have different damage ratios considering it’s from a different game, but the same shape of the ability, the fact that they’re both global, and how they both do less damage as it goes through more units… You can’t accidentally copy that.

  22. sk8erkid01 on May 16, 2013

    haha i just wrote about this game and its up on the site now… haha. gj on how quick mmobomb is 🙂

    • spunkify Author on May 16, 2013

      I live on Reddit so I see these things quite quickly 🙂

  23. Viktor on May 16, 2013

    Moba haters enter in rage 3..2..1..

    • Fresroqir on May 16, 2013

      Lol I don’t see any moba haters

    • MOBASUCKS on May 16, 2013

      sup.

    • Tio_Z on May 16, 2013

      I don’t think MOBA haters are the problem. Try again with MOBA community and indeed fear is to be felt (but it is getting better, slowly, but it is).

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