Automaton Games has announced that the battle royale mode for Mavericks: Proving Grounds, Mavericks: The Forge, has been delayed. This mode was meant to be available to all founders on September 20th ahead of a public launch several weeks later, however it has now been delayed until November 29th.
As Automaton Games stated:
“We designed Mavericks to be groundbreaking by nature, and we’ve come to the realisation over the past few weeks that we needed more advanced tools to handle the level of analytics we are going to be dealing with, and that traditional solutions currently do not meet our requirements. We’re taking steps to fix that, meaning we will have a more powerful and granular toolset at our disposal which we will integrate with The Forge’s launch. However, this has also required us to make additional adjustments to gameplay that ensure both a smoother online experience for players and allow us to collect the important data we need.”
Mavericks: The Forge is a battle royale mode for Mavericks: Proving Grounds that will support 400 players. The game is powered by CRYENGINE and The Forge will be the first playable mode for Proving Grounds that founders will get their hands on.
In 2019, the team will transition into a massive 1000-player online game. As such, the final version of Mavericks: Proving Grounds will feature both the battle-royale and the online MMO modes.