Gamescom 2019’s most interesting multiplayer announcements so far

Multiplayer Kerbals! Swedish heavy metal bands! Stadia drama!

    
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Here’s what we’ve got our eye on multiplayer-wise after the opening night of Gamescom this year.

Disintegration: Former Bungie creative director Marcus Lehto is helming this new multiplayer sci-fi shooter that’ll aim to “challenge how you approach the battlespace.”

Kerbal Space Program 2: It’s launching spring 2020 on PC and “shortly after” for PS4 and Xbox One, and this time, it’ll have fully supported multiplayer as “players will be able to share these experiences collectively in multiplayer for the first time in franchise history.”

Cyberpunk 2077: We still don’t know whether this one’s gonna be multiplayer post-launch, though we’ve had so many rumors suggesting it that we’re guessing that’s a big yep. But the latest news is that it’ll be a Stadia Connect game.

Stadia: And while we’re on the subject of Google’s cloud-streaming-console-monstrosity, Google gave a rather repetitive presentation for folks who’d already absorbed the details earlier this summer; the key takeaway is the promise of exclusives. Other folks… well let’s just say there’s still a lot of skepticism over whether Google has the bandwidth chops, to say nothing of the game offerings, to justify what it’s selling here.

The Cycle: The “competitive quest shooter” dropped a new trailer to remind everyone it’s not another battle royale game.

Pagan Online: The devs are at Gamescom with Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton in tow, which is kinda awesome.

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Killsquad: Novaroma’s co-op ARPG posted a fresh trailer for the occasion. It’s still a relatively new title, having just hit Steam early access back in July.

Monster Hunter World: Capcom is building hype for the Iceborne expansion due out September 4th.

Borderlands 3: Finally, Gearbox pushed out a primer for the game aimed chiefly at new and returning players.

Obviously we’re expecting quite a bit more out of Gamescom and then especially PAX West later this month, but there’s a taste of stuff a bit on MOP’s periphery. What’s caught your eye so far?

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Geoffrey Tillman

KSP 2 is the most exciting thing I seen out of Gamescon so far

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Dean Greenhoe

An mmo that makes me laugh sounds fun. KSP2 sounds interesting.

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IronSalamander8 .

Love KSP but the big announcement I’m waiting on for multiplayer is Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville which has had some leaks from the alpha going around for a bit. It’s Garden Warfare 3 in all but name and I have a ton of hours in GW1 & 2.

The only thing that could ruin it from what I’ve seen so far is if they plague it with bad monetization. They’ve done a good job with both GW games, so one hopes they continue to do so, but the worry is still there.

Otherwise, being able to play as a disco zombie on roller skates, an acorn that turns into an Oak (basically a plant mech), and a ninja mushroom among other stuff, definitely has me interested.

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silverlock

I thought Plants vs Zombies was solely a mobile title these days.

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IronSalamander8 .

They’ve got the 2 shooters, Garden Warfare 1 and 2 that I play a lot of. 1 not so much anymore as 2 has more stuff to do. The only EA games I play anymore.

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Nick Smith

Thanks for the reminder Iron. I played so so much of GW1, I bought and played GW2 a while back but because I played so much of GW1, it allowed me to unlock a lot of characters in GW2…. and I lost interest because, well, I unlocked everything already ;( Need to get back in there and play it though as I know there is a ton of stuff still left to unlock! Have to get ready for 3 :)

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Minimalistway

Kerbel Space Program! i never played the first one and it’s one of those games that make me happy just by being there, i love watching people playing it, and it seems people are excited to see this new one, it’ll be fun to watch streams for it.