Since Chivalry: Medieval Warfare launched for Windows PC back in 2012, the title has made its way to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, in 2014 and 2015 respectively. In a move to keep the bloody good times going, Activision has announced that the multiplayer-focused game will be coming to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 next month.
Developed by Torn Banner Studios, Chivalry is a bloody, medieval-based multiplayer title. Utilizing the ability to quickly switch between third and first-person camera angles, players are tasked with destroying enemy castles and villages. Four distinct classes – Vanguard, Archer, Knight and Man-At-Arms – are available to choose from, and each can be outfitted with over 60 authentic medieval weapons.
Besides coming with all of the features that were available in past versions of the title, the current-gen iterations of Chivalry will feature a few new wrinkles. The updated ports will come packed with over 25 maps, dedicated server support, 24-person online multiplayer and a brand new horde mode, which supports up to six players.
The digital-only release is currently slated to launch on December 1st for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The standard edition of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare will carry a cost of $19.99, while the new Ultimate Edition of the games will carry a slightly higher cost, $29.99. That extra $10 doesn’t go to waste, though, as the Ultimate Edition comes with the Marauding Arbiter Pack, Barbarian Character Pack, Inquisitive Dreadnaught Bundle and Barbarian Weapon Pack.
As someone who plays a fair amount of online games, I’m always open to new experiences. With the marketplace on consoles flooded with similar shooters, the medieval action of Chivalry could be a nice change of pace. The only thing that worries me is the fact that this is a port of a three-year old release. Hopefully, Torn Banner Studios has done enough to Chivalry: Medieval Warfare to justify the current-gen update.