Gaming News - July 2006
Irvine, CA (July 13, 2006) - K2 Network has announced that War Rock has entered open beta.
From K2 Network:
First Person Shooter (FPS) gamers will be orchestrating an entirely different kind of fireworks - the kind involving heavy weaponry and armored vehicles - with the launch of K2 Network's War Rock open beta on July 14th. War Rock is a completely Free2Play FPS featuring modern weaponry and combat vehicles in an online multiplayer setting. War Rock's multifaceted gameplay will appeal to both new recruits and FPS veterans.
Volunteers can sign up for the War Rock open beta at www.warrock.net. These players will have the opportunity to be among the first to experience War Rock and provide feedback directly to the developers.
Though still in Beta test, gamers can play all three game modes (Mission, Infantry and Vehicle), pick from five distinct combat specialties and tote an armory-full of guns into the frontlines while driving the combat vehicle of their choice. Depending on the game-mode selected, players can duel up close and personal in war-torn streets or take their battles to land, sea and sky. Combatant vehicles range from motorcycles and Humvees, to gunboats and Blackhawk attack-choppers.
The commercial launch, set for later this summer, will include an ever wider selection of weaponry, vehicles, and maps; K2 Network also expects to update the game on a regular basis with new content, as well as host tournaments and provide support for a growing competitive clan community.
"The game is free to download, free to play, and players can advance to the top tiers of competitive play without ever paying a dime to K2 Network. There will be options that some gamers may want to buy to customize their in-game experience, but they will not affect play balance at all," according to War Rock Producer Matt Norton.
"We realize that the Free2Download & Free2Play model can be difficult to understand," Norton said. "People are looking for the catch - because no one has given away really top-tier gameplay before - but there really isn't one. You can play for free, forever, and rise to the very highest ranks."
The addition of War Rock to K2 Network's family of online games broadens the company's Free2Play offerings to include MMORPGs, sports/casual games and FPS titles. More information can be found at company's website at www.K2Network.net.