Ex-Ubisoft creative director says that every online shooter will have a battle-royale mode within a year

Alex Hutchinson, former creative director at Ubisoft Montreal who has worked in triple-A games like Far Cry 4 and Assassin’s Creed 3, claimed that pretty much all online shooters will feature a battle-royale mode within a year.

As Alex noted, Battle-Royale can be considered as a mode – like death-match – and not as a genre. While we don’t know if he has any inside info, Alex did confirm that both COD and BF will feature a battle-royale mode, and expects that every other online shooter will feature a BR mode within a year.

Of course developers will have to optimize their engines in order to support such modes in their games. However, Alex believes that most developers will see the effort to implement a battle-royale mode in triple-A games as a choice rather than an obstacle.

This obviously does not surprise us. And to be honest, there is nothing wrong with a BR mode in every online shooter, as long as this mode does not have a negative impact on the development of all other modes (I’m looking at you COD: Black Ops 4).

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