Hello-Rez Studios is well-known for its portfolio of free-to-play multiplayer titles. These embrace the Overwatch-like Paladins, the Smite MOBA, Rogue Firm, and extra. It’s so well-known in reality, that the corporate holds an annual showcase every year, which is now coming into its seventh iteration. Forward of time, Hello-Rez has shared some particulars on what to anticipate from the showcase, together with upcoming Rogue Firm content material.
The showcase facilities round an enormous Smite esports event. This yr’s competitors incorporates a whopping $600,000 USD prize pool, showcasing the group’s progress. Nonetheless, a variety of keynotes may even be delivered, and that is the place we anticipate to listen to about the way forward for its present roster of video games.
The keynote presentation takes place January 7 at 3:30 PM ET and can final roughly half an hour. This have a look at upcoming content material is sandwiched in-between trivia and cosplay contests, and extra esports goodness to shut the time out. The next three days of the occasion will result in the conclusion of the event on January 10.
Hello-Rez hasn’t particularly talked about something about revealing a brand new recreation, so such a reveal on the showcase appears unlikely. The studio’s portfolio isn’t precisely distinctive, however the developer delivers accessible multiplayer video games that scratch a sure itch. When the time is true, we stay up for their subsequent recreation, however this yr’s showcase appears to be like to be all about current releases.
The newest Hello-Rez core title, Rogue Firm, appears to be trucking alongside properly forward of the showcase. It acquired a strong reception at launch, and free updates and content material drops are ever current for the sport. New characters (referred to as Rogues) are persistently added to maintain issues contemporary, and new maps are likely to arrive with every seasonal replace.
The newest replace was Arctic Shield. It introduced a brand new map, alterations to current maps, a spectator mode, and extra. The Hello-Rez Showcase event has already begun, with the keynote happening January 7 at 3:30 PM ET.