Welcome to the first installment of the World War 3 Devlog! Following the announcement of our new partnership with MY.GAMES, we still have some exciting news for you – let’s jump in.
We know we have been a bit quiet lately, but there’s a good reason for all this silence – finding good partnership is not easy if you are looking for one. This took a long time and we had to keep it under wraps until we could tell you about it.
We are very excited about our new partnership with MY.GAMES, an industry leading publisher with a global reach and years of experience, specifically with online multiplayer shooters.
We have talked with many potential partners, but it was MY.GAMES that seemed to understand World War 3 the best, which was the most important thing for us. It’s crucial to work with someone you can trust, who understands games, how they are developed, and what makes them work. That kind of partner can be a valuable ally instead of taking control and not knowing what to do with it.
The most important requirement we had for working with someone was retaining control over what is being put into the game. We know our game best, and we wanted to make sure it is not being changed for any reason than to make it better for our players.
You can read more in our official press release, but these words from Kamil Bilczyński, Project Lead and Creative Director of World War 3, tell the story best:
“We are happy to announce the partnership with MY.GAMES and benefit from their wealth of experience in publishing multiplayer shooters. Our collaboration with MY.GAMES ensures that we can take a truly global approach to publishing World War 3, while remaining faithful to our original vision for the game as we work on enhancing its core gameplay, polishing mechanics, and pushing the boundaries of the overall scale of the project.”
The point about us retaining creative control is one of the most important ones. This partnership lets us focus more on the game itself, the gameplay, the overall experience, while the experts take care of publishing, marketing, community management, customer support, and backend infrastructure. Of course, this does not mean that we will be excluded from these areas – we will cooperate on all fronts.
The second major point is the time for polishing and optimizing the game. Thanks to the partnership, we will have more time to make sure World War 3 is the best game it can be. We all see the big potential in our game and we are sure that the MY.GAMES support will help us awaken this potential and realize our vision fully.
The Farm 51 and MY.GAMES AMA
To share our excitement about this partnership, we hosted an AMA for our community on May 12. You can now find the transcript on the official website here.
In summary, 2020 is shaping up to be a great year for World War 3. With the additional support from MY.GAMES and us being able to focus on the game side more, we hope to see our game flourish and become one of the top shooters on the planet. We are still working hard on bringing you more content and updates, and we are not going anywhere any time soon.
If you’re here reading this article, it’s mainly to learn more about the future content. Without further ado, here is the 2020 roadmap.
Asian Theater of War
So far, World War 3 has been limited to Europe, but that was never the plan. This year we are expanding into new territories and adding new maps and gear from Asia. More information on the specifics of the Asian theatre of war will be coming later in 2020.
New Maps, Strikes, and Weapons
Apart from the themed Asian Theater of War content, we will also update the game with more content from all around the world. More toys to play with, new vehicles to drive around in, and new things to drop on the enemy. We are also planning to look back at existing maps to implement some of the feedback we got from you to make them a better experience for everyone, and better places to fight.
New Movement System
The already-previewed movement system is crucial for us in terms of gameplay and pushing forward with more content. We have done a lot of work in preparation for expanding the game and we are really happy with how it turned out. New movement system will elevate World War 3 in terms of gunplay, the movement itself, animation quality, and future expandability.
Real-time Weapon Customization
A lot of our players asked about the mid-match weapon customization. This will be now possible with a new real-time weapon customization system. You will be able to switch weapon attachments in and out depending on the situation around you.
New UI and HUDs
We are tirelessly working on updating the HUDs and developing new Customization UI – we hope that both of them will make the game feel much better. Our goal here is to make them easy to use when dealing with the new complexity of customization systems. We are also working on tuning it to give us more options to expand and improve in the future.
New Progression System
The main goal of this change is to give all players something to do each time they log into World War 3. It does not matter if you are a new player or you’ve been playing the game for thousands of hours, there should always be something meaningful for you to do and the new progression fulfills this goal.
Overall Polishing and Performance Improvements
With the core gameplay being near complete, we want to focus on making sure the game is as fun and playable as possible. While we have been constantly working on this during the Early Access phase, with more and more features being completed, we can put more resources and people into the polishing work that needs to be done. Fixing bugs and polishing, balancing and overall optimization are things that will benefit the most from the additional time we have thanks to our partnership with MY.GAMES.
We wanted to say a big thank you to everyone that supported us during Early Access. We know it’s not always easy to trust a company and developers, but we are making games because we love them and we want the best for you, us, and the gaming industry as a whole