We are super excited to announce the release of a very special update for Warface on Xbox One. We daresay that it is the most game changing of all our updates as it alters the key system the game had till now – we have added a new, fifth class. Say hello to SED, everyone!
For those of you who are not acquainted with Pripyat, Sunrise or Mars raids, SED is an artificially created robot remotely operated by a human pilot. As the new class, it offers enhanced armor, increased stamina, modular equipment and special weapons.
The player first meets an enemy SED when visiting Chernobyl but that’s just a first prototype of a full-fledged machine of destruction you become an operator of in the new update. However, as early as during the pre-production stage of the game’s core development, we have been thinking about tapping into the super soldier theme but were not sure how to tackle in a way that wouldn’t break the game world and the player’s immersion into it.
Thus, when we shaped Blackwood into a technological giant with vast resources, we decided to start slowly introducing the concept of SED to players, while making its origin story a kind of a backbone for the hidden agenda directed by Oberon White. Obviously, at that stage SED was the pinnacle of Blackwood’s technological exploits and presented the greatest danger factor for the opposing players. Yet it can’t stand any comparison to the final form it gained with the help of the player’s actions on Mars: now it’s more deadly than ever!
First of all, SED can provide the tank role both in PvP and PvE – it can endure more damage than regular soldiers. Second, it has increased stamina and can cover long distances at the cost of slow movement. Unlike human soldiers, SED can climb obstacles without teammates’ help and occupy vantage points. Also, it cannot be knocked down! On top of that SED uses special modular gear that significantly improves its specifications. Combine it with a heavy machine gun and a flashbang grenade launcher – and you get a force to reckon with!