Vainglory 4.0 launched today with a bunch of fun new features. Most importantly – we’re now live on Steam so whether you and your friends play on a PC, Mac, iOS or Android, you can all play Vainglory together. Official announce and welcome video below! Download link here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1025580/Vainglory/ to join the community!
VAINGLORY GOES CROSS-PLATFORM: AWARD-WINNING MOBA NOW AVAILABLE ON STEAM FOR WINDOWS AND MAC, PROMISING FULL COMPETITIVE PARITY BETWEEN PLATFORMS
Additional Updates Include New Cross-Platform UI, Focus on 5V5, New Game Modes, In-Game Text Chat and More
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
“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!”
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!
Kristian is the CEO of Super Evil Megacorp. Living near Lisbon, Portugal, Kristian’s twin obsessions are figuring out the future of the game industry and crafting highly talented teams and cultures to work toward that future. Before Super Evil Megacorp, Kristian was among other things CEO at Playfish, EVP at EA, co-founder at Glu Mobile and Board Member of Supercell. In his spare time Kristian plays music, invests in and advises other game companies, and tries to figure out how to mitigate existential risk for humanity. Player Name: EdTheShred