Oort Online is now Boundless, will offer cross-play with PS4


Boundless is a bit of a departure from Wonderstuck's previous game, The Marvellous Miss Take (you can read our review of that here). It's a procedurally generated Minecraft-like MMO set in a single online universe, where you can hop through portals to visit other worlds. Boundless has been in development for a while now, formerly under the name Oort Online, but it's back in the limelight courtesy of a Sony press conference, held at Paris Games Week yesterday. Here's the new trailer that came out of the event:

Boundless is currently available in early access on the official site, and on Steam, and when it launches for PS4 the game will feature cross-platform play between PC and PS4, which is a lovely idea. Promised features including the ability to build portals, become an estate agent, and open a space zoo, though the 'mixed' Steam reviews suggest there's not much included in the game at present. There's tons of info on the official site, but this post on the PlayStation Blog offers a nice overview, if you're new to the game.

At one time Oort Online/Boundless was due for a full release later this year, but the site suggests that's now due in "late 2016".

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.