Hi-Rez Studios’ Rogue Company will feature 60fps gameplay and cross play across PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch when it releases in 2020.
Hi-Rez Studios has made a name for themselves in the multiplayer scene with games like SMITE and Paladins: Champions of the Realm. Today, during a Nintendo Direct, they revealed a new multiplayer IP: Rogue Company. The game is a third person team-based shooter, and it will be releasing for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in 2020.
Developed with First Watch Games, Rogue Company is actually setting some pretty lofty goals. It aims to run at 60fps everywhere, and will even feature cross play the day it launches across all platforms. As for why they made that decision, Hi-Rez Head of Game Studios Chris Larson says “we believe in connecting all players through the thrill of gaming. From day one, we built Rogue Company to be a multiplatform game with crossplay. We want all of our players to be able to game with their friends, regardless of platform.”
As for the world it is set in, the game follows the titular “syndicate of elite mercenaries” as players choose their favorite one and complete various PvP matches. While it will have a lot of content at release, Hi-Rez and First Watch Games are already planning a ton of post-launch support for Rogue Company. Creative Director Scott Zier revealed that “new game modes, maps, weapons, gadgets, in-game events, and playable mercenaries” are all already being planned.
While it remains to be seen if the game will take off, it is clear that Hi-Rez Studios is putting a lot behind this new game. You can check out its first screenshots below. Rogue Company will arrive in 2020 on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One, though alpha sign-ups are available on the game’s website.