Hi-Rez Studios, developer of Global Agenda, announced they are developing SMITE, a free-to-play online battleground between gods with a 3rd-person camera instead of the traditional RTS perspective. Players choose from a selection of mythical gods, join session-based arena combat, and use custom powers and team tactics against other player-controlled gods and non-player controlled minions.

“As a studio and as gamers, we love competitive multi-player games that reward teamwork and strategy”, says Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios COO. “With SMITE, we draw inspiration from DoTA-style RTS titles, but leverage the Unreal 3 Engine to introduce original action oriented combat mechanics, great graphics, and a mythology-themed setting. These session-based games depend upon balanced class design, sophisticated stat-tracking, and matchmaking functionality. These are features we understand well from Global Agenda and our studio is excited to progress team-oriented PvP in new and original directions with SMITE. At this point we already have a really fun playable version of SMITE and we look forward to sharing additional details about the project in the coming months”

Sound´s great, for more information visit: http://www.smitegame.com

12 COMMENTS

  1. Please , i want to play Smite Beta . Can invite me ? I need a beta key but i dont have …. Help me pls ! ! ! ! THX :d

  2. “These session-based games depend upon balanced class design, sophisticated stat-tracking, and matchmaking functionality.”

    I can imagine RIOT Games saying this before they launched League of Legends… Look where it’s at in those areas now.

    Please, Hi-Rez Studios, don’t walk RIOT’s path.

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