Late to the Party: EA announces MOBA Dawngate

Michael Dunaway
By Michael Dunaway, News Editor May 16, 2013

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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In this article: Dawngate.

About the Author

Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway, News Editor
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.

Discussion (42)

EAhate 8 years ago
NO ....... NO ....... JUST NO

No Name 8 years ago
Wherever there's money, EA's joining the party

PanzerWolf 8 years ago
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.

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Lecheese 8 years ago
all aboard the moba train choo choo

Rareloot 8 years ago
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.

Adrian87 8 years ago
F2P players will play as creeps : ))

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GamingMaster 8 years ago
another MOBA ? I wonder when this genre will die..

also EA sucks :) all their games are P2W

Desender 8 years ago
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.

Bloom 8 years ago
It's EA. Have no high expectations. It will most likely have buyable expansion packs.

Namelessguy 8 years ago
An EA moba? I can already see heroes being sold ONLY for real money.

Koagz 8 years ago
Never enough..

Etrius 8 years ago
If EA do the same thing as it does with NFSW, stay prepared for the "MOST P2W MOBA EVER!"

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Kess 8 years ago
EA announcing anything relating to them having to do with a game is bad news, as far as I'm concerned.

Trumbles 8 years ago
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?

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Dokkodo 8 years ago
Whew, I was worried for a moment there wasn't going to be enough shitty MOBAs out there.

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Saiyer 8 years ago
Another MOBA? I'm not a fan of MOBAs, and while I'm glad there is 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...

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Dylan 8 years ago
I will give it a chance :p

Okofire 8 years ago
Another bad game ´´MOBA´´?!
*Close page*

Arnemmorpg 8 years ago
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.

dagudman 8 years ago
Say 'aye' if you are going to play this game ever.

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Dkuang 8 years ago
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.

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sk8erkid01 8 years ago
haha i just wrote about this game and its up on the site now... haha. gj on how quick mmobomb is :)

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Viktor 8 years ago
Moba haters enter in rage 3..2..1..

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