Dual Universe is a game many of you may never even heard of. I hadn’t heard of it until a friend of mine showed me the game’s E3 2016 trailer. My first thought was “Oh look, another No Man’s Sky”. But Dual Universe does one thing that No Man’s Sky never did: allow you to interact with other players. The description of the game is;
“Dual Universe takes players back to the roots of the MMO genre with emergent gameplay and a fully editable world. The game provides one centralized and unique persistent universe shared by everyone at the same time with no instances, zones, or transitions. Everything in the game is player-made and player-driven. Players can freely modify the voxel-based universe by creating structures with no limit in size, from spaceships to giant orbital stations, giving birth to empires and civilizations while managing the in-game economy, politics, trade and warfare.”
On paper this is an amazing concept. Create vessels of any size, interact with hundreds of players. It all sounds very grand. The support for the concept is shown by the game finishing it’s Kickstarter campaign with a total funding of €565k, making it the third most funded game of 2016.
Unfortunately only time will tell if the game can deliver what it is promising. The vast numbers of players mixed with limitless structure building would be a challenge for any developer, and so we will have to wait and see what comes of Dual Universe. I hope that the developers can pull this off, because if they do we will have one hell of a game on our hands.
What do you think of Dual Universe? Masterpiece in the making, or overly ambitious title? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
You can see more of Dual Universe on their site.