Up For Debate - Which Game Franchises Would You Like to See Get a Battle Royale Mode?

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Oct 8, 2017 4:35 PM

After the meteoric success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and now Fortnite, Battle Royale game modes are the new hotness. It fundamentally works because of the typically large player count, the simple ruleset, and the exciting, diametrically opposed dopamine fixes that can with risk/reward, stay/move. Well, that and we all secretly love Hunger Games.

After PUBG it was obvious it wouldn’t take long until someone else came along and tried to copy the formula. We weren’t quite prepared for just how quickly Epic could crank out a battle royale mode for Fortnite though, and they’ve been duly rewarded for a game they unashamedly call an homage. Not that PUBG invented the concept of Battle Royale either of course. It’s been kicking about in some form for years, really starting with Minecraft before gaining ground in Arma 2 mod DayZ.

Naturally enough, Fortnite won’t be the last to attempt the formula. You can bet your bottom dollar every AAA publisher around the globe has sat up and taken notice of PUBG’s success. They’ve probably got devs hidden away in basements, cooking up all sorts of Battle Royale experiments, trying to stumble on a version of the formula that could work for their franchise. Which begs the question - which games are going to be converted into Battle Royale? Or, will the big boys opt to create all-new IPs to address this audience.

Just for a little bit of fun, we thought it would be neat to throw around a few ideas for big franchises that could be the perfect fit for Battle Royale, as well as the unique features they could bring to the table to differentiate themselves.

I’m going to kick things off and say Rainbow Six: Siege, even though I know it’s probably damn near impossible for Ubisoft to attempt anything approaching 100 players with its current incarnation of the Siege game engine. Who knows though, Anvil Next is used for Assassin’s Creed so a high player count isn’t totally out of the question. Just the idea of Siege’s gunplay mixed with its environmental destruction has me reaching for my wallet though, and we know already that squad-based play could also work impeccably alongside solo running and gunning.

For Ubisoft though, I think the more likely prospect is Ghost Recon Wildlands being retooled for Battle Royale. The groundwork already feels like it’s being laid with the Ghost War PvP mode, and Ubi has said it’s looking at implementing new modes shortly after launch. Whether 100 players is feasible is another question, but Ubisoft could opt for a lower player count if they needed to.

So which game franchises do you think would be perfect for a Battle Royale game mode? Which AAA publisher will manage a knockout hit first? Let us know your thoughts!

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21:11 Oct-11-2017

I know these are mainly single player games but Deus Ex or Hitman because using stealth elements from those games in a battle royal would go on for hours.

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18:30 Oct-09-2017

Battlefield 1, Battle Royale with WW1 theme.

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17:45 Oct-09-2017

Dead space would be really awesome

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09:45 Oct-10-2017

Yes, please! Make it happen!

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16:01 Oct-11-2017

ya meant bunch of Isaac in different skins or bunch necromorphs killing each other?

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16:14 Oct-09-2017

Fifa :D

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15:01 Oct-10-2017

Me too sir

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21:08 Oct-11-2017

So 20 nets with 20 goalies playing hot potato then lol.

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15:26 Oct-09-2017

World of Tanks :P

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13:13 Oct-09-2017

Dark souls! Imagine.. an arena, loads of people, one objective. Hell yes.

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13:15 Oct-09-2017

lol that would be cool. If you got enough kills you could become a boss. I'd get absolutely creamed though.

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12:03 Oct-09-2017

The Division would be awesome!

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17:17 Oct-09-2017

Perhaps people would play it then

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10:05 Oct-09-2017

Probably Battlefield 1 and Killing Floor 2.

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21:09 Oct-11-2017

Everyone would be a specialist or a gunslinger in Killing Floor 2.

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08:19 Oct-09-2017

Fallout

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06:03 Oct-09-2017

shadow of war/ mordor

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03:29 Oct-09-2017

Dead or Alive.
Ayam a simple man.
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01:47 Oct-09-2017

PONG!
seriously....I'd much rather see a few games get a really good campaign mode than anything related to "battle royal"
Mech Warrior online for instance is a game that could really benefit from a good campaign mode for all of us old school Mech Warrior fans who have zero interest in PVP...... but no one seems to want to meet our needs.... seems that PVP fans get all the attention while we who want to play something with a bit more depth are totally ignored.

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18:11 Oct-09-2017

The biggest crowd unfortunately shouts the loudest. I'm already sick and tired of every game and their mother getting a Battle Royal mode (exaggeration, I know).

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01:33 Oct-09-2017

Battlefront 2 ??? lol

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20:58 Oct-08-2017

GTA 5

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20:27 Oct-08-2017

terraria

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20:16 Oct-08-2017

Metal Gear Solid 5 based game


Konami might do that after realize people are not playing zombie survival anymore.

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01:22 Oct-09-2017

Actually they do. There are just only a few really good zombie survival games. DayZ Mod for Arma 2 (this mod started the whole trend) is still pretty much active.
As for survival games in general, hoping for Escape from Tarkov to be good.

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20:00 Oct-08-2017

HARRY POTTER nerdgasm


Still waiting on that perfect HP game :[

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02:31 Oct-09-2017

With Goblet of Fire as background story :D

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09:15 Oct-09-2017

I still can't believe the HP games just dried up, there's some serious bank to be made there. There was a rumour a while back that Warner Bros was cooking up a Harry Potter RPG though

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11:14 Oct-09-2017

IKR LEGO HP was really fun, kinda surprising there aren't more HP games out there

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20:22 Oct-10-2017

IDC how old I am when it comes out, but i'll no-life play it when it does. Advanced sorry to my future family.

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18:55 Oct-08-2017

any car game. i want bumper cars and demolition derby.

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18:55 Oct-08-2017

Crysis.

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18:46 Oct-08-2017

NONE!!!!
I hate this game mode... it's a boring, camp fest until the circle is so small you can NOT camp... I really do NOT understand how people like it... well I do... they never actually stop to think or at least see how dumb this game mode is...


If one likes it, I'm fine with that don't get me wrong, I'm NOT telling anybody to stop liking it nor playing it or something like that, I just find it really boring and stupid, to each his own after all. :)

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19:06 Oct-08-2017

If you hate camping like in pubg,try h1z1 it's better.

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20:45 Oct-08-2017

no it's NOT...

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21:09 Oct-08-2017

I strongly disagree with that. H1Z1 is one of the worst games that I've ever played, sounds are bugged, gameplay is mediocre at best, not enough guns, ****ty customisation and has worse optimization than PUBG, the worst 10€ I've spent.

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21:01 Oct-08-2017

Jump into high octane zones with lots pf people.

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02:32 Oct-09-2017

Even original DayZ is better than H1Z1 xD

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