As you may have noticed, for some time now Battle Royale games have dominated whether on PCs, the latest home consoles or mobile platforms. And the trend is not likely to change… At least not this year with the arrival of Ring of Elysium (ROE), but also with rumors that the next Call of Duty or the next Battlefield may also offer a Battle Royale experience.
While waiting for more details, let’s concentrate on the new kid, Ring of Elysium (ROE) already designated as the PUBG killer on PC. So what are the differences between Ring of Elysium (ROE), Player Unknown Battlegrounds or Fortnite ? What can this new kid bring to the genre and can he only touch the Fortnite community which far exceeds that of PUBG ?
The business model, Ring of Elysium (ROE) chose the path of Fortnite, it’s a free game :
PUBG lost part of its community with the arrival of Fortnite and potentially new players… And for reason, Epic Games cut the ground under the foot of its rival by offering its vision of the Battle Royale on all game platforms and for free.
Ring of Elysium (ROE) is much closer to PUBG in its gameplay, but the developers have made the choice of free as is the case with Fortnite, which will certainly drain a little more the Battlegrounds community with time, at least on PC because at the moment there is only a PC version of the game.
100-player battles ? No it’s 60 players for Ring of Elysium (ROE) :
Surprisingly, although other Battle Royals of the genre offer 100-player battles, Ring of Elysium (ROE) breaks its codes by offering instead confrontations between 60 players. We don’t see any reason for this, but it certainly allows developers to offer faster confrontations and especially offer a shorter waiting time between each game.
This may also be due to the fact that the game is in beta closed in some countries and that there are not yet enough players to offer larger scale battles.
Ring of Elysium (ROE) integrates a day and night cycle and dynamic weather :
If before PUBG included a dynamic weather function, this is no longer the case in the latest versions of the game because of the instability it caused. Ring of Elysium (ROE) integrates this function with a day and night cycle and also offers interactions with the sets.
At night, shoot into the streetlights that illuminate the area to plunge the combat scene into darkness. Developers have always put this feature forward to show players that with ROE they could play much more strategically.
Ring of Elysium (ROE) takes place only in the third person as Fortnite :
In PUBG you can switch from one view to the third person or FPS style. In Ring of Elysium this is not something possible. The game only offers a third person experience, although a first person view could be incorporated into the game when it is officially available in the world.
The last word on Ring of Elysium (ROE) :
Even if the players who played Ring of Elysium already see him as the PUBG killer the road will be long. The game is currently playable in a very closed circle unless you have the technical skills to make the necessary modifications to play the Indonesian or Thai version. By playing ROE, you won’t see a major difference with PUBG except that the game is free. The experience is relatively similar, but if you are fans of the Battle Royale genre you are looking for a fun game without having to pay for it then ROE on PC is certainly suitable for you…
It will nevertheless be necessary to wait until it is officially distributed in all the regions of the world to benefit from it under good conditions. Hoping for the game that it will not be long before pointing its nose, the Battle Royale genre could run out of steam with time especially if all the publishers and developers propose their vision of the Battle Royale. Players will have an overdose of this kind of games and the genre will end up in oblivion as is the case with all fashion effects.