Fans of the classic Tribes shooter series have the chance to experience the next chapter in the saga today with the official launch of Tribes: Ascend. Hi-Rez Studios has announced that the online sci-fi shooter has shed its open beta skin and is now ready for primetime. Tribes: Ascend launches with 9 playable classes, 5 game modes and 16 different maps.
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Tribes: Ascend Launches Today as Free-To-Play
Anticipated fast-paced shooter now generally available
ATLANTA. Â April 12, Â 2012. Â Hi-Rez Studios, independent developer of AAA free-to-play online games, today announced the official release of Tribes: Ascend. Â The fast-paced, sci-fi multiplayer shooter has completed Beta testing and is now a live PC game available for digital download.
Tribes: Ascend is the worldÂs fastest shooter. Â The game features jetpacks, skiing, vehicles, team-based gameplay, and cutting-edge graphics using Unreal 3 technology. Â With this official release, the game is available for download directly from the developer at www.tribesascend.comÂ Â Â Â
The Tribes: Ascend release build includes 9 playable classes, 5 game-modes, and 16 unique maps. Â
Recent additions include the CTF map Raindance, as well as a new game-mode called Capture and Hold. Â The Release build also includes a preview of the Custom Server functionality that will soon be available to players. Â
Hi-Rez Studios also released a summary of Beta statistics including:
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 575,000+ beta participants
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 150 million player kills
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Over 3 million Blue Plate Specials
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Over 3 million flag captures
ÂFor the past 15 months, weÂve had a very passionate dev team working hard toward this goalÂ, said Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios COO. Â ÂAlong the way some publishers told us modern gamers couldnÂt handle an FPS that was fast-paced and skill-based. Â We believe otherwise. Â Players seem to agree since weÂve had well over 500,000 join our Beta. Â WeÂre excited to now grow the community further with the official release.Â
About Hi-Rez Studios
Hi-Rez Studios was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment. In February 2010 the company released their first title, the squad-based shooter MMO Global Agenda. The team is now developing two other AAA free-to-play online games Â Tribes: Ascend, the next installment of the popular Tribes franchise, and the upcoming MOBA game SMITE. For more info visit Â www.hirezstudios.com