Battleborn may be another arena battler, but it’s got a way to bring players together

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Gearbox Software and 2K Games have announced Battleborn. It’s another MOBA. There’s a trailer that looks like it could be ripped from any of the ten thousand MOBA games in development. Wait! Before you go, would it change your mind to know that it’s in first-person view instead of the typical top-down perspective? According to the Game Informer cover preview, Gearbox took the fast-leveling and team-based gameplay of games like Dota 2 and League of Legends and combined it with the first-person combat in Team Fortress 2. I know, that’s still not intriguing. Don’t go yet! It’s not just 5v5 arena battles. There’s going to be a campaign which features five-player co-op that fuses elements of the competitive game into the story. Gearbox Software’s Randy Pitchford says it’s a “hobby-grade” campaign which sounds like it has more to do with radio-controlled cars than lane defense or fighting hordes of creeps. Hopefully, it’s more like Gearbox’s Borderlands and less like Duke Nukem Forever.

Battleborn will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.