League of Legends and DOTA 2 have pioneered the MOBA genre and quickly become some of the most-played multiplayer games of all time. Seeing this success, publishers other than Riot and Valve are seeing dollar signs and throwing out their own MOBA attempts, with limited success.
Warner Bros. today announced that Infinite Crisis is now in open beta. Players can sign up for the beta at the Infinite Crisis website and jump into the game.
Infinite Crisis is a free-to-play MOBA for PC based on the characters and settings from the DC Comics universe. As in other MOBAs players can chose from a large line-up of of DC heroes and villains including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and more. Green Arrow, Aquaman, and Mecha Superman have been added just as the open beta is beginning. Players will team up and take their character onto laned maps and battle henchmen before coming to blows with other heroes.
Most of the characters now featured in the game are previewed in the new open beta launch trailer that Warner Bros. released today. No gameplay is seen in the video, which looks like it could actually double for an Injustice: Gods Among Us preview:
While comic superheroes do seem to be the perfect fit for MOBA characters, it remains to be seen whether the DC brand alone can break Warner Bros. into the MOBA market. The publisher is coming off the console-centric MOBA Guardians of Middle-Earth, which failed to create an audience for the genre on consoles.