Posts Tagged ‘Oort Online’

Minecraft-like Boundless To Include PS4 Cross-Play

Boundless [official site] looks like a massively multiplayer Minecraft with portals. When I saw the video from Sony’s press even this morning, I was impressed by the art style but wary of the claims that this single universe, open-world sandbox would be altogether different from the many that I stumble across when picking through Steam on a Monday morning. Should I have been surprised to find Boundless in the Early Access section of Valve’s store, where it has existed for almost a year under the title Oort Online, until a recent switch to this snappier new name? Video and details below.

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Minecraftbut With Connected Worlds: Oort Online

Journey into mystery. (Little KG reference for you there, gang.)

“It’s like Minecraft but…” I always feel lazy and petulant saying this. Have we reached a point where we should come up with an actual name? We don’t say “Doom clone” any more (or update it to “CoD clone”), do we? Seems to me this’ll happen one of two ways: one Minecraftbut will be popular yet different enough for comparisons to seem strained, or Minecraftbuts will become established enough that no one cares everyone’s tweaking the same blueprint. Maybe not quite yet.

Meet Oort Online. It’s like Minecraft but servers are connected to each other by portals, and it’s got fancier effects layered over its voxel landscapes. And it’s a lot more expensive to play right now.

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