MMOFPS Mech Battler Project HON Announced By NCSoft

Written by Neil Soutter on Sat, Nov 22, 2014 10:00 AM
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City of Heroes and WildStar producer NCSoft has revealed its latest title, a futuristic mech battling title doing what 80-foot robots do best - knocking seven shades of crap out of one another. Project HON, standing for Humanoid robot On Neuro-control, was unveiled at G-Star 2014 in Korea, and looks to be an MMOFPS coming to PC next year, making use of Epic’s Unreal Engine 4.

It’s difficult to tell exactly what Project HON entails, but it definitely looks inspired by the likes of Armored Core, featuring extremely mobile mechs with some fairly insane weapon loadouts, including giant grappling hooks destined to put a dent in many a mech. It looks like it can be sent out to grab other mechs, hurling them back in for a pummeling from your iron fist.

The shooting RPG will also feature some under-the-hood customisation, as well as class-based gameplay and full-blown transformations, just like a certain well-known Saturday-morning cartoon. And those abominable movies. 

As it stands Project HON is a PC exclusive, but there's been no details yet on whether it'll be a full premium release or a free-to-play title, although we wouldn't mind hedging our bets on the latter. Steeling yourself for disappointment? Or you pumped for what could be a top-notch mech battler? Let us know!

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07:07 Nov-24-2014

Probably not even gonna touch this. Too many MMOs out there and quite frankly I'm getting sick of them. Same old crap. Every. Single. Time.

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10:05 Nov-23-2014

Oh NCSoft give us some good game. when i see ncsoft i remember lineage 2!

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21:18 Nov-22-2014

HON = Heroes of Newerth? :-P

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19:57 Nov-22-2014

The video doesn't work. So I "youtube-d" it and found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV5OxuihF3A Looks like 3rd person shooter to me, not FPS...

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11:15 Nov-22-2014

WOW its not about Farcry or AC
Good work Neil

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10:12 Nov-22-2014

Please someone, make a good WW2 game! I'm tired of all this futuristic stuff. I want a WW2 game like Planetside. Loads of players, capture bases, huge maps. Would be so awesome!

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10:16 Nov-22-2014

Ugh, I couldn't agree more!

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12:50 Nov-22-2014

Why? :D Even if they did make it like planetside the customization would be very poor and remember the gray dark and monotone colours of ww2 I mean almost nobody would be playing it after a week.. people got sick of ww2 games decade ago.

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12:59 Nov-22-2014

I think WW2 mp game would simply, because of lack of content..I mean you got a couple of types of weapons, a couple of types of uniforms etc.. be dead faster than bad company 2.

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16:16 Nov-22-2014

Have you played Heroes and Generals? It's a great game, but it's just unbalanced and Pay 2 Win. That game has plenty of stuff, and customization.

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16:18 Nov-22-2014

Also, I never got tired of WW2 games. I don't think that many people did either. It seemed like when Cod 4 came out, every game just started getting more and more futuristic. The futuristic setting is stale as well as the modern. Going back in time is the only real choice now

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17:03 Nov-22-2014

Red Orchestra 2 is a damn good WWII game, and even after all this time it is teeming with people.

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12:52 Nov-24-2014

It is a great game, but I've already put a heck tonne of hours into it. Maybe I'm wrong maybe everything WW2 has been done.

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17:52 Nov-22-2014

Good ww2 FPS
Try Arma with mods, there is one from WW2

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12:54 Nov-24-2014

Tried that too, it's okay. But I like games where I get rewarded. Like a level system and unlockable weapons. The arma mods just kill for no reason other than to capture the base.

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01:11 Nov-23-2014

I want Korean era war game!

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14:53 Nov-23-2014

Dont know about korean mod but there is one for ww2 for sure, they ported models from red orchestra

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04:43 Nov-24-2014

wow, I didn't know about that one. How complete is the port?

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