Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Hi-Rez Studios

Smite officially launches on Live for Xbox One

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Hi-Rez Studios’ free-to-play mythology-themed MOBA Smite has left beta and is now officially available for Xbox One. All million-plus beta participants will find that all purchases, progress, and achievements have been carried over. While free to play, Smite also offers for-pay content in the form of cosmetic skins and new gods. Items can be purchased singularly or in a bundle via The Founder’s Pack, available until August 31, which contains all 67 gods, all future gods, 400 Gems, Ares ‘Soldier of Fortune’ skin, and Ymir ‘Cacodemon X’ for $29.99. For those wanting a freebie, PC players who take advantage of a one-time deal to link their accounts before August 31 will receive a Zeus Xbox skin for both versions. Monthly updates are planned to add new gods, content, and modes.

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Xbox One News

Tribes: Ascend set to launch next month

Hi-Rez Studios has announced that their free-to-play sci-fi shooter Tribes: Ascend will be released on April 12. The follow-up to Dynamix and Sierra’s 2001 Tribes 2 is part of a thirteen-year-old franchise that seems to be going strong, judging by the 400,000-plus participants in the open beta. For gamers wanting to join in the pre-release action, all they have to do is sign up at the game’s official site. No key is required, and Hi-Rez announced that progress will carry over to the final version.

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PC News

Tribes: Ascend closed beta date, details announced

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The closed beta for Hi-Rez Studios’ Tribes: Ascend is set to kick off on November 4. Invitations will be sent out in waves to registered players and to those who pre-ordered the VIP Started Bundle. The bundle, available for purchase at the official site for $29.99, guarantees access to the beta and also includes permanent VIP status, a 30-day Booster, and 800 Tribes Gold.

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