The next Paladins release may have a Global Agenda tie-in

    
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Being a Hi-Rez Studios fan means looking back with a certain degree of wistfulness toward the games that didn’t quite have huge mainstream success. Global Agenda was the studio’s first game, and it certainly didn’t light the world on fire, resulting in its current state of limbo. But there’s hope on the horizon from a recent tweet about the next Paladins update:

What does that mean? Who can say? It could mean new game modes that might be familiar to Global Agenda fans, it could mean more jetpacks, it could mean Global Agenda-inspired armor, it could mean an entirely new persistent world complete with robots. It could be almost anything! But it definitely means that existing fans of the game should keep their eyes open for that next release.

Source: Twitter
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corveaus
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corveaus

I wish they just had a proper Global Agenda sequel instead of Paladins. The game…..is..just….ok. Some of the recent changes make it slightly more tolerable but i’d still rather have GA.

Zenethian
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Zenethian

I actually really enjoyed Global Agenda.  We need more FPS open world adventure MMOs.

Skyewauker
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Skyewauker

Greaterdivinity The game was so fun man.  They should have focused on the lobby-ish shooter aspect and not tried to add in a world.

Skyewauker
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Skyewauker

Bet its Payload lol.

DeadlyAccurate
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DeadlyAccurate

That character looks a lot like a certain pink-haired gnome who comments here.

Rozyn
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Rozyn

Spiritual successor of Global Agenda!…………… it’s a skin.

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

So the like…5 remaining fans still around? Honestly, I’d completely forgotten that Global Agenda exists >.>
Now I kind of want to reinstall it and see if there’s anyone still playing. Oh well, Paladins still has me mildly intrigued, so I’ll keep an eye on it until I can snag a beta key without having to jump through hoops.

PurpleCopper
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PurpleCopper

I really wish they introduced a Tribes Hero for Paladins. 

But I guess that would really rock the boat in regards to the whole mounts gimmick.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Samizdat HiRez was working on a successor to Global Agenda which was going to be called Global Assault supposedly (they filed a trademark for it way back when).  It was going to be a 5v5 PvP shooter mostly in First-person but with some Third-person controls and have level progression.  There weren’t going to be strict classes but there were going to be a variety of weapons that would kind of define your role.  That stuff was all mentioned back in like Fall 2014 and they had planned to get a beta out by the end of the year, but nothing happened.
My guess is that Paladins was the evolution of that.   So Paladins is supposed to be the spiritual successor, even though it doesn’t feel like Global Agenda whatsoever right now.
Based on the teaser the realistic guess is that there’ll either be some Global Agenda themed skins, a new map that features more vertical space with elevation being a bigger factor, or a new champion that plays similar to something like the Recon (stealth sniper) or one of the other classes (maybe a healer character who has a healing beam thing similar to the Medic or Support or w/e it was called).
But the dreamer in me hopes that they remove the stupid mount system (it feels awkward as hell to have such a system in Paladins) and replace it with a jetpack system akin to GA’s where you have a limited amount of jetpack fuel or w/e but it recharges over time and you can use the jetpack for a mix of offense/defense/evasion and to get to higher levels of elevation and so on.  That would DEFINITELY be a huge + and give Paladins better identity, imo.   But I’m doubtful that they’ll actually do that, even though the mount system feels so awkward and diminishes from the pace of the game.

Samizdat
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Samizdat

I think Global Agenda fans may like a proper Global Agenda 2. With GA1 dead, Tribes: Ascend on life support (recent defibrillator patch notwithstanding), and Firefall struggling, we’re severely lacking in the class-based jetpack shooter genre.