After a year and a half in paid alpha, space sandbox MMO Dual Universe is setting course for a beta launch next month. When the beta begins on August 27th, Dual Universe will be moving from its premium alpha payment to a subscription-based plan. Novaquark say they plan to continue the subscription method when Dual Universe reaches full release.
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A new trailer for Dual Universe fresh out of notE3 gives a zappy look at the sandbox space MMO's PvP action, with a few dozen players zipping around in ships they designed and built themselves. It's flash and all, as notE3 trailers are, but also a bit weird because the sandbox has so, so, so much more than space battles. Even if spacebattles do have…
2 years ago
The deluge of space sim sandboxes continues with Dual Universe. Making its public alpha debut this week, NovaQuark's single-server MMO looks like a blend of Space Engineers and Star Citizen. Players are free to alter its voxel-based worlds, construct their own buildings, and even modify the underlying systems with custom scripting. The next generation of Minecraft-likes, perhaps? The final version isn't due until the second…
3 years ago
When Brendan last took a look at Dual Universe [official site], the sandbox civilisation-building MMORPG was populated only by robots. That's all changed with the launch of the pre-alpha for people who've already backed the game, with the new trailer featuring honest to goodness real life humans running around Dual Universe's ambitious sci-fi world. If you're a fan of swooping spaceship panoramas and tingly sci-fi…
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Novaquark's Dual Universe [official site] this week ended its Kickstarter campaign having passed its goal of €500k, so now it's time for the company to put up or shut up. The sandbox space MMO is touting some pretty lofty goals, so hopefully they'll deliver... after asking for more money, anyway.
Go-anywhere space games excite me, but not as much as multiplayer games which claim to put everyone on a single server with a player-driven economy and politics. Scifi MMO Dual Universe [official site] is aiming to offer both. It's a first-person game with seamless planet-to-space flight, player-built cities and more, and the latest video shows its building tools.
Did you spot Steven chatting about the incredibly ambitious-sounding sandbox sci-fi MMORPG Dual Universe [official site] last month? In what sort-of sounds like an MMO slant on No Man's Sky, developers Novaquark spoke of "cloud-based scalability", "advances to voxel technologies" and a "seamless sci-fi universe made of millions of planets", and citing Eve Online and Space Engineers as inspiration made it all sound a bit…
I always felt that the real strength of MMOs was in how they could parallel our own lives, and the folks making Dual Universe [official site] believe the technology is finally capable of making that happen on a grander scale. It's ambitious as hell and years away, but Dual Universe has some interesting talent and technology pushing it forward.