The co-founder and CEO of Hi-Rez Studios says he doesn’t think “there are any pure, creative thoughts” in current game Development. At a round table at this year’s Hi-Rez Expo, Erez Goren made the comment in reference to the development of Paladins Battlegrounds.
Paladins: Battlegrounds is a team-based battle royale mode coming to Paladins later this year.
Goren says that Hi-Rez “try to be original, we try to always put our own spin on games, whether the community believes it or not,” but that “most of the time old games are iterations of other games in some format. I don’t think there’s any pure, creative thoughts that you can’t find in any game right now.” Referencing the development of the MOBA genre via League of Legends, back to the original Dota and beyond, Goren says “take any game you know that’s extremely popular and you can trace the roots back to something else.