What awaits you in 2020 and what approach we take for the game’s post-release development.
The release of Battle Prime was a great achievement for our team. We are delighted with the reviews of most players and accept and understand all the criticism of the game. Indeed, we encountered several technical problems, including low performance on Android devices, issues with connecting to the server, limited settings, and also failed to fully share our vision of the Battle Prime’s future.
Believe, we are 100% interested in the long-term development of the project, and every day we provide support to players from all over the world. Therefore, today we want to share plans for the future and tell what awaits you in 2020 and what approach we take for the game’s post-release development.
Although we’ve made significant progress in making the game more comfortable and stable for the release, it has not been enough. With the growth of the community, we encountered several technical errors, and all our resources are now aimed at resolving them. Currently, we have given priority to the following problems:
1. Game Optimization for Android and iOS
Our main goal was to create a game with advanced graphics for mobile devices and cool gameplay. Today, there are many mobile devices on the market with a wide variety of configurations, so we initially understood that with the global release, we would face performance problems. And optimizing the game, in this case, is a natural process, since only thanks to your feedback we can find and fix massive critical issues.
Right now, our goal is to improve the game performance on as many devices as possible. This primarily concerns Android devices with the Adreno graphics core, which is installed on some Snapdragon chips. A series of updates for them are already in work and will come out as soon as they are ready.
2. Graphics Enhancement
Another important bit for us is graphics enhancement because we promised players modern, console-level graphics. However, on the release, only owners of top-end devices could enjoy that graphics quality. So, now we are working hard on graphics enhancement for less powerful devices.
As for Android, we will work out special medium and high graphics for it. Thus, playing on the most popular and common devices will become more stable and feel more comfortable.
3. Solving Connection Issues
We also know that many of you encounter connection errors when they use mobile data or have an insufficiently strong WiFi signal. We’ve already figured out the cause of the problem and are testing several potential ways to solve it right now.
4. Transfer of In-game Progress
Currently, Battle Prime is automatically tied to your ID in Game Center or Google Play. That’s why you might face problems with transferring progress from one device to another while transferring it from iOS to Android is not possible at all. Therefore, we plan to add the ability to link your profile to Facebook and then use it to log in.
We are planning to extend the game’s settings to make playing Battle Prime more comfortable. So, very soon, there will be more opportunities for graphics and controls customization (including the ability to turn on a gyroscope), as well as sound settings, language selection, and controllers’ support.
IN-GAME BALANCE AND NEW GAMEPLAY FEATURES
We didn’t want to make any hasty changes around the game’s launch because we know a ton of players are still learning the game. So, we want to make sure that the game settles a bit before we act. For example, POISON’s power level has dropped a bit as players realized that his Dirty Bombs can be detected and destroyed before their detonation.
However, this doesn’t mean that we are not planning to make any balance changes. No-no. It’s just the core philosophy of all updates, which is to listen to players' feedback, parse through all the data we get from the game, and then playtest them a ton to get them just right. Therefore, we make less frequent, but better tested and higher impact balance changes.
The exception here is that we will be very quick to adjust things that are way out of balance.
We will provide more info about upcoming balance improvements before the next major update, which will be released very soon.
As for the variety of gameplay, we plan to achieve it not only by bringing new modes and new Primes on the table but also by adding gameplay features. For example, we are already testing various parkour elements.
The competitive element is an important part of the game for many players. We know this and are working on the leaderboard, which will be based on players’ ratings in Battle Prime. Most likely, it will be tied to the player’s progress in the Trophy Road and the number of trophies that he earns in battle. We will share more details about this feature closer to its release.
We want to provide players with features that allow them not only to play together but also to progress together, communicate, manage, and build their community. Therefore, we are already working hard to add clans in Battle Prime.
ADDING NEW FRIENDS AFTER BATTLE
If you meet a worthy opponent or a reliable ally in battle, you will be able to add him to your friend list from the battle results screen very soon.
So that you can better prepare for the battles, hone your skills, study the maps, and conduct Battle Prime tournaments, we want to introduce custom games as soon as possible.
NEW IN-GAME CONTENT
We know that, in addition to addressing issues with the game, everyone is hungry for us to add new content. Our long-term goal is to ensure that new content is constantly appearing in Battle Prime, with a focus on both its quantity and quality. Therefore, we chose a seasonal model of adding new content (weapons, Primes, maps, and modes).
The first season of Battle Prime introduced a new hero, new weapons, and two new maps. That was just the beginning. The second season starts in January, and there is even more content waiting for you, including a new Prime Agent with a new type of weapon, new map as well as first customization. Sure, a new Battle Pass is coming. This time you will be able to buy it for PrimeCoins.
We will provide more detailed info about the upcoming update very soon.
There you have it! A jam-packed start of a decade for Battle Prime. And we have a lot of work ahead of us, but we’re up to the challenge and are looking forward to making Battle Prime the best mobile shooter in the world together with our players!