Tribes: Ascend to Receive New Maps, Weapon Packs, and an eSports Future?

Speaking with Destructoid at PAX East, COO of Hi-Rez Studios Todd Harris spoke about the future of Tribes: Ascend. Unsurprisingly, new maps will continue to be added to the game across the various modes, as well as weapon packs that can be unlocked either by spending real money or through earning experience in-game. New skins will remain a real-money feature only.

The possibility of Tribes: Ascend emerging in the eSports world was also discussed, given its similarities to real-world sports with respect to objectives. While I’d love to see this happen, I am skeptical it can reach a mass audience like StarCraft, given Tribes’ cult status.

Tribes: Ascend officially launches on April 12th on PC.

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