Today, Ubisoft announced that they would be stepping into the increasingly-crowded Battle Royale genre with their announcement of Might & Magic: Chess Royale, an autobattler that features up to 100 players in a ten-minute knockout tournament.
Developed by Paris Ubisoft and Ubisoft Bordeaux, Ubisoft is taking units from the Might & Magic franchise and
violating its grave putting them in an autobattler/battle royale title. Each match will include 99 other players (include the player for an even 100) and will last ten minutes as they fight to the metaphorical death around the globe.
Players will be able to utilize their units, which will belong to specific factions and have unique abilities. While using these units, players will be able to scout other players and adapt their own strategies and synergies in order to win. Tactical management is essential in order to win, so don't expect to just slap some garbage on the battlefield and win. At the very least, it has to be strategically placed garbage.
By managing their Gold, players can buy units and magic spells that will impact the playing field, later merging their units in order to make them stronger and perhaps even angrier. Ubisoft promises lots of updates and in-game events to keep players interested, as well as the fact that they will "change the meta regularly" which is both a blessing (because the game won't become too stale) and a curse, because Ubisoft might ruin everything in order to change the meta, something that companies such as Blizzard Entertainment has done to games such as World of Warcraft, so Ubisoft will definitely need to tread lightly when making sweeping changes.
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