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Space sandbox MMO Dual Universe shows off its ship battles

Fresh out of notE3!

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 colourful lasers and therefore must be the best part.

That's the new trailer hot off IGN's Summer Of Gaming notE3 stream today. I'm no expert on E3 or notE3 (I never would have predicted cars descending from the ceiling) but I do think this sells the game short. It barely hints at what makes Dual Universe interesting: a giant sandbox world where you can build space stations, building giant factories on planets to feed the player-affected economy, programming systems on your creations, and all sorts of other things that I might have thought impractically ambitious a few years back. This trailer from April explains a lot more:

Dual Universe has been available in paid alpha since 2018. Access starts at €60. Our former Brendy spoke with developers Novaquark back in 2017, along with several other teams chasing the vision of a single-shard MMO.

Whatever you call it, hit our E3 2020 tag for more from this summer's blast of gaming announcements, trailers, and miscellaneous marketing. Check out the PC games at the PlayStation 5 show, everything at the PC Gaming Show, and all the trailers from the Xbox showcase, for starters.

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.