‘Genesis’ Brings MOBAs to Consoles
- 28 original, customizable heroes.
- Single-player PVE story mode.
- Free-to-play. Download link below.
More specifically, Genesis brings MOBAs to the PS4. If you’re not familiar with the genre, MOBAs, or Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas, have traditionally been exclusive to PC, and include such titles as Dota 2, League of Legends, and Smite.
MOBAs originally arose on PC as player creations from RTS games. The first of them, Aeon of Strife, was a custom map for the original Starcraft. This heavily influenced the creation of Dota, which was a custom map in Warcraft III, and later its expansion, The Frozen Throne. Dota inspired the first standalone MOBA, League of Legends, which is one of the most popular games in the world to this day. Of course, Dota went on to become its own standalone game, and is now one of the most played games on Steam. It also spawned S2 Games’ Heroes of Newerth and Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm.
But now Rampage Games, a subsidiary of Shanghai MOBA Network Technology has liberated the addictively popular genre from PC exclusivity. Genesis is made with the Unreal 4 engine, and has been specifically designed to be played with controllers. It is free-to-play and downloadable at the following link.