The Mechanoid War is a new expansion for free-to-play MMO SkyForge. It launches on June 27th for PlayStation 4 gamers, and will see players fighting a new robotic army.
The content will see the SkyForge home world of Aelion under threat from a mechanoid force aiming to increase their computing power by invading. So all players in SkyForge are being asked to defend their home planet with whichever of the 14 character classes they prefer.
In addition to the new threats, the free expansion also includes a new Divine Form once you have cleared all adventures and finished a special quest to ascend to godhood. That refers back to the SkyForge story, which has the population of the planet Aelion led by a great guardian god Aeli, who shared part of his life essence before departing to somewhere unknown, which is what powers the player abilities.
In addition to the robot foes, there will be new battles in challenging invasion zones, boss battles, a completely new 10-man raid, and generation 2 equipment as rewards.
SkyForge has been developed by Russian developers Allods Team, and began development in 2010. It appeared for Windows PCs in 2015 with a public beta, and is now out for the PlayStation 4. Although it’s free-to-play, you do have to pay for an optional premium status and certain items to boost your stats, overall DPS and for Founders Packs with other rewards.
The Mechanoid War became available to PC players in April. The previous big free expansion was the Risen Exiles, which we’ve previously featured on the site. It arrived for the PS4 in May, as the console version catches up with the PC edition.