Superspeed: It’s probably the first travel power that most superhero MMO players pick up. And now it’s in Ship of Heroes, per the game’s latest developer video, with plans for five different FX options to go with it.
“Back when we first announced Ship of Heroes, we planned to launch with three travel powers: flight, superspeed and teleportation,” Heroic Games says in its new dev blog. “Travel powers are really important. Players see them much more often than most powers, for the simple reason that we have hundreds of powers in powersets but only three travel powers at launch. For this reason we can’t simply use the Unreal Engine to increase ground speed while keeping the same animations as for running; that actually looks pretty bad. What looks good is to create new animations just for superspeed. We use animations that are specific to our three skeletal models.”
As you’re watching the dev toon speed around in the video, keep an eye out for some of the architectural and elevation improvements the devs have made to the game’s city too. Oh, and since you’re wondering: Yes, you can combine superspeed with superjump. Wheeeee!