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  Vainglory Goes Cross-Platform: Award-Winning MOBA Now Available on Steam for Windows and Mac, Promising Full Competitive Parity Between Platforms
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02/13/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

 

San Mateo, Calif. - February 13, 2019 - Vainglory, the award-winning next-generation MOBA, is now playable cross-platform with the launch of Vainglory 4.0. Players on Windows, macOS, Android and iOS will be able to match up and party with their friends whether they play on desktop or mobile. Built on the proprietary E.V.I.L. cross platform engine, featuring incredible graphics, precision controls and competitive parity across all platforms, Vainglory is designed for the strategic depth and mechanical skill that you’d expect from a PC title, but playable for free with your friends anywhere on any device, from the highest end PCs to less expensive mobile devices.

 

“Super Evil Megacorp is comprised of AAA gaming veterans who believe in letting all gamers play together in beautiful, responsive and deep experiences, whichever their native platform or control mechanism, said Super Evil CEO Kristian Segerstrale. “By insisting on gameplay parity across billions of mobile phones, PCs, consoles, next-generation hybrid devices and more, we are building toward a vision where gamers can play and be competitive with anyone, anywhere.”

 

In addition to providing PC and Mac support through Steam, Vainglory 4.0 will bring a number of major updates to the game, including a new cross-platform UI, a shift into 5V5 as the primary game mode, in-game text chat, a new friends hub, a new hero San Feng, an entirely new style of counter focused gameplay, and more.

 

Cross-play is the latest innovation from developer Super Evil Megacorp, which has continued to push the boundaries of platforms and the MOBA genre since Vainglory’s initial debut. Others include:

  • A roster of 48+ heroes with unique combos and play styles
  • A unique “adrenaline” mechanism providing attack speed boosts from accurate stutter stepping, rewarding mechanical mastery
  • A river that accelerates movement speed in the direction of flow, and a lane pushing dragon objective that help compresses the macro game to 25 minute matches
  • Ability overdrives and build flexibility allowing for multiple playstyles and situational builds for each hero
  • See the Vainglory PC overview here for more: https://youtu.be/MWYcMyQkEOQ

 

“We’ve been testing cross-platform play the last few months, and even included a PC vs. Mobile exhibition match during the 2018 Vainglory Premier League World Invitational last year,” said Q. Wang, game director for Vainglory and co-founder of Super Evil Megacorp. “The mobile team won by a far margin, but this year we look forward to Steam players showing us what they’ve got!”

 

Watch the PC vs mobile exhibition match here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el_FB6nQxjw  

 

Read more about Super Evil Megacorp’s post-platform vision: https://www.superevilmegacorp.com/blog/2018/12/03/announcing-our-post-platform-vision

 

Download Vainglory for PC or Mac from Steam at https://store.steampowered.com/app/1025580/Vainglory/ to join the community!

 

Additional assets can be downloaded here.

 

About Vainglory

Super Evil Megacorp’s Vainglory is the only “no-compromises” cross-platform online battle arena (MOBA) for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android powered devices. Powered by Super Evil’s proprietary E.V.I.L.™ cross-platform game engine, Vainglory features superior gameplay and strategic depth, the most accurate and responsive controls and the most beautiful graphics at up to 120 frames per second across a broad range of devices.

 

Originally launched on mobile in 2015, winning several game-of-the-year awards, Vainglory has brought quality gameplay to the touchscreen generation, featuring 3M+ polygons, more than 200 fully animated moving actors, a set of industry-first technologies and uncompromising controls and strategic depth. Launching on Windows and Mac OS in early 2019, Vainglory is set to not just redefine multiplayer gaming on mobile, but break ground for the MOBA genre on any platform.

 

About Super Evil Megacorp

Super Evil Megacorp is a multi-award winning creator of category-defining cross platform multiplayer experiences for the touchscreen generation. Committed to deep technical and design excellence, Super Evil is home to leading game industry talent previously at companies such as Riot Games, Blizzard, Rockstar Games and Insomniac, who believe that gamers on every device deserve to play together in beautiful, responsive and deep AAA experiences, whichever their native platform or control mechanism.

 

Built on the proprietary cross-platform next-gen E.V.I.L.™ game engine, the company’s flagship title, Vainglory, is the leading cross-platform MOBA, played and watched by millions every month. Super Evil partners include Amazon, Apple, Coca-Cola, Google, NVIDIA, Razer, Samsung and more. The company has raised $63M in funding from backers including General Catalyst, Index Ventures, Signia Venture Partners, Korea Investment Partners, CrossCut Ventures, Initial Capital, The Raine Group, ZhenFund, Yuri Milner, and Jim Breyer of Breyer Capital. Super Evil Megacorp is based in San Mateo, California. For more information, visit superevilmegacorp.com and vainglorygame.com.

Natalie Bahbout     

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