Did you miss GamesBeat Summit 2021? Watch on-demand here!
Team17 announced Worms Rumble today, the latest installment in the long-running franchise. A PC beta will start July 15.
The Worms series started in 1995. The franchise focuses on turn-based combat on a 2D battlefield, with teams fighting to eradicate the other side’s worms with rockets, grenades, mines, and more. This will be the first new game in the series since Worms W.M.D.‘s release in 2016.
Worms Rumble, however, will feature real-time action. Instead of controlling a team, each person takes charge of a single worm in matches that support 32 players. You can compete in deathmatch and battle royale modes. Unlike most battle royale experiences, the fighting will happen on a 2D plane. While some Worms games have experimented with 3D, the 2D installments remain the most popular and fondly remembered.
Worms Rumble will also come out for PlayStation 4, and it will support crossplay with the PC version.
GamesBeatGamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
- Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
- The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
- Networking opportunities
- Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
- Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
- And maybe even a fun prize or two
- Introductions to like-minded parties