De-Mercing: World Of Mercenaries Announced

By Jim Rossignol on March 28th, 2012 at 11:30 am.

Men With Guns! Men With Guns! Men With Guns! Men With Guns! Men With Guns! Men With Guns! Men With Guns! Men With Guns!
City Interactive have announced that they will be publishing a free-to-play shooter called World Of Mercenaries. Which immediately begs the question: if it is a world entirely made of mercenaries, who hires them? Do they hire each other? And why? Tricky stuff for any dev studio to handle, I’m sure. It seems like such questions haven’t hindered development, however, because it’s just one week to the beta registration, something about which Executive Producer Bogdan Oprescu has this to say: “Our closed beta program will be an integral part of the development process for World of Mercenaries, as it is our goal to deliver a game made by, for and with FPS fans. We are shaping the future of competitive FPS, and are fully confident it will be achieved with the enthusiasm and help of our beta testers.” Fine words there from Bogdan.

No release date yet, but we do know that the game is being developed in Unreal with an aim of making the kind of high-end FPS that would make your graphics card proud.

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20 Comments »

  1. jyrque says:

    Not related to other F2P ‘World of’ games, huh?

    • westyfield says:

      I doubt there’s anything Wargaming.net could do. There’s already a ‘World of Planes’ (not to be confused with Wargaming’s World of Warplanes), and if they kicked up a stink Blizzard could probably come down on them like a ton of lawyers. Who in turn would get lawyered by another game company with an older game called ‘World of x’, who in turn would…

  2. sneetch says:

    I presume the world itself is actually made from mercenaries, quick take cover behind that guys left knee, we assault the left nostril tonight!

  3. qd says:

    “I am Heavy Weapons Guy, and this is my new weapon!”

  4. Jimbo says:

    Any word on what steps we need to take to gain access to the WOMB?

  5. Richie Shoemaker says:

    Oprescu – what a great name. Unlike World of… whatever it’s called

  6. Ian says:

    World of Mercenaries, eh.

    An MMO based on people fighting things for money is quite the unique selling point.

  7. SquareWheel says:

    “Which immediately begs the question”

    *grinds teeth*

  8. RakeShark says:

    If this approaches the amount of mayhem you could cause in the Pandemic series of Mercenaries games, or Just Cause 2, this may be worth watching.

    If it’s just a manshoot, then meh.

    • Snidesworth says:

      I was under the impression that this is what Pandemic were working on before they closed down. Did someone else pick it up and run with it, or is it officially unrelated?

  9. Mordsung says:

    This needs to be more mayhem and insanity than competitive FPS.

    I mean, sure, a comp FPS could have a lot of crazy mayhem but it seems competitive/e-sport fans are more into the sterile, surgical cleanliness of a game like SC2 as opposed to the much grimier CoH or DoW1 and 2.

    Anyway, I’d prefer this turn into an FPS version of the Mercenaries games as opposed to some sort of MMOFPS CS clone.

    Me, I like grimy.

  10. DevilSShadoW says:

    Hmm, a fellow Romanian as the executive producer. This should be interesting.

  11. vatara says:

    Just what we need! Another free-to-play fps!

  12. Pugiron says:

    Utterly awesome, both from the game makers and from the author. or if you like bad puns, Udder-ly.

  13. Danny says:

    Well, this is rather unexpected.

  14. asuioi9343 says:

    that lung
    Yes it does, doesn’t it? Well with the recent news about the WIC Soviets expansion in hiatus, this may a fair replacement for WIC on the PC (Yes it is coming for PC but much later so they claimed). Too soon and to similar to WiC for me that one to merit a purchase unless it turns out to be absolutely amazing!

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