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Worms W.M.D Heading to PS4 Later This Year


Dave Wood's Avatar Posted by on Mar 09, 2016 // Producer, Team17

Hey there PlayStation.Blog readers. This year we’re celebrating 21 years of Worms. Originally launched in 1995, Worms has long been a staple for many gamers. To mark the occasion, I’m here today to let you know that Worms W.M.D will be heading to PS4 later this year! Featuring a fresh, brand new look and gorgeous hand-drawn landscapes.

Worms W.M.D. on PS4

The first thing I’m thrilled to tell you about in Worms W.M.D is the vehicles! Currently we have a helicopter and a tank in the game that the worms are able to use during battle. When it’s your turn, simply approach a vehicle and hop in to start using it. Take to the skies and rain down bullets on the worms below using the helicopter, or traverse across the landscape in warfare-ready tanks, which will help you get around faster, protect your worms, and fire a barrage of shots.

The next big change for Worms W.M.D is the implementation of brand new buildings. Previously in Worms, the landscape in the 2D entries has been a flat texture to play across. Now we’re introducing buildings, which are really awesome and offer a great tactical advantage — especially in online games! You can enter a building and fire off shots from inside, but when the turn passes, your worm will be hidden inside.

Worms W.M.D. on PS4Worms W.M.D. on PS4

The game is looking beautiful so far and a lot of that is down to the improved landscape generator. In past games, players would battle across randomly generated landscapes that had a texture applied and then a fringe layer of grass etc. over the top. We’ve been working hard to improve the landscape generator so that now we are able to have individually drawn landscape pieces that the generator knows how to place together to make fun, unique maps to play on. They look brilliant.

As always, you can definitely expect solid single-player modes and crazy local and online multiplayer for you to wreak havoc in. All with that essential feel of the classic Worms experience but with beautiful, modern new additions that really add to the gameplay.

Worms W.M.D. on PS4

Thanks a lot for taking the time to read this post. We’ve still got a lot more to reveal about Worms W.M.D so please do stay tuned. We can’t wait to launch the game on PS4 later this year, and we hope to play against/with you online!

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+ MolotovMan1263 on March 9th, 2016 at 7:08 am said:

Grew up with Worms, im glad I can grow old with it too


    + opikal on March 9th, 2016 at 7:15 am said:

    Yep, me too.


    + disc0biskdave on March 9th, 2016 at 7:06 pm said:

    Does anyone remember tank tracks on the spectrum 128K?
    The old days when you had to wait 10minutes and hope that the tape didn’t crash.


+ F60-31 on March 9th, 2016 at 7:32 am said:

This would make the perfect Playstation Plus title. Just like Rocket League it profits from a large community.


    + mik3vita2 on March 9th, 2016 at 2:55 pm said:

    You are right, it’s a great opportunity for Sony, let’s hope for the best


+ american_36 on March 9th, 2016 at 7:37 am said:

nice^^ I’m playing the latest Worms on PS4 almost twice every week locally against a friend so I’m excited for anything new regarding worms :) keep it up!


+ CrusaderForever on March 9th, 2016 at 7:53 am said:

This looks very good. A big Worms player here. Really like the visual upgrade along with the buildings and vehicles. Looking forward to reading about a release date and price. Thanks for your hard work.


+ sssetz on March 9th, 2016 at 8:54 am said:

CANT WAIT FOR THIS GAME!!! I am one of the top 20 on the Worms: Battlegrounds Leaderboards still after the last couple years. I love Worms so much. Please release asap and not toooo long after PC and Xbox. Thanks!


+ FeistFan on March 9th, 2016 at 9:48 am said:

I’ve always loved Worms, since the Worms2 days (my introduction to the franchise many moons ago), and I’m one of the few who dearly loved Worms in 3D in all its incarnations. I’ve ended up buying Worms on every platform I’ve owned. Love the idea of an improved landscape generator…holding my opinion on vehicles and hiding in buildings for now. Will those be configurable if we want a more old-school experience (but with shiny new graphics)?

I’m hoping for a better online experience than we’ve had in some incarnations – it’s been hit-or-miss over the years, depending on the platform and the Worms iteration.

And please, get the ninja rope (you’re still going to have the ninja rope, right?) controls rock-solid, as it’s been one of the oddest, least consistent (yet totally game-changing) tools in the franchise. One version ninja rope is easy to use and effective, another version it’s nearly useless. Get it right in this incarnation, please!


+ AskaLangly on March 9th, 2016 at 10:55 am said:

Looks good. Hope there will be 4-player hotseat, given the lack of said local multiplayer games these days. Likewise share one or two controllers.


+ GENETICIDE on March 10th, 2016 at 12:20 am said:

Physical retail?


+ ThreeLeggeDawgie on March 10th, 2016 at 8:31 am said:

Can’t wait. Love the Worms game. I hope they’ll be fun new weapons. Maybe some new sheep weapon variations???

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