it was announced two weeks ago that Gigantic would beinto 2016, while laying off 16 members from Motiga Games. The developer has written a new more or less explaining what's going on.
According to creative director James Phinney, the developer continues to march forward with development. "Undeterred, the team fights on and the work continues," said Phinney. "As always, there are challenges. Some challenges require us to adapt. Some we master with ease. Some take blood, sweat, and tears."
The developer also revealed that the new beta would be launching in early 2016 for Windows 10 and Xbox One gamers; the game allows crossplatform play between the two platforms, and features a universal log-in (both versions are interchangeable under one account.)
The updates that would be in the beta include:
Phinney also stated that the Guardians have been too passive. Each team in the MOBA has a giant Guardian, and the aim of the game is to destroy the other team's Guardian; every kill powers up that team's Guardian even more.
"For far too long, they’ve played a very passive role. The more active prototype behaviors they once had were disabled to allow us to iterate on other aspects of the game. In the future, you will see them moving through the map, interacting with the environment, and engaging with players far more in the future. Gigantic needs its Guardians back." said developers Gigantic.
Gamers interested in signing up for the beta can visit the official site.