Murderous Pursuits gets party system, update roadmap, and two-for-one weekend deal

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I was really looking forward to Murderous Pursuits (opens in new tab), the PvP assassination game about trying to blend in with a crowd of NPCs. It's the spiritual successor to The Ship (opens in new tab), which I loved, and shares some of the same developers. But unfortunately, as Philippa found out (opens in new tab), there simply aren't enough people playing it for it to be fun, and the £17.99/$20 price tag is steep for the amount of game you get.

Developer Blazing Griffin has its work cut out to boost that player base, and post-release patches will have to do some heavy lifting. The latest is a big one, adding parties that you can form with up to seven friends to queue for games, a ranking system that rewards you for kills, and character skins to unlock.

Also, if you buy the game at Green Man Gaming (opens in new tab) this weekend you'll get a free extra copy to give to a friend, which might help pad the player count.

The developers released a road map last month laying out the future updates, which you can view below. Essentially, the plan is to add new levels, game modes, abilities and paid-for characters over the next few months.

The latest patch—the full notes of which can be found here (opens in new tab)—also fixes a host of bugs.

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.