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Ten minutes of Dual Universe gameplay revealed in new video

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Dual Universe was announced in May as a single-shard sci-fi MMO with a focus on “emergent collective gameplay based around exploration, mining, crafting, trade, politics and warfare.” A trailer released in June for E3 offered a brief look at how that expansive, rather vague description might work out in terms of actual gameplay, and last week developer Novaquark released a longer video that's admittedly less dramatic, but also more specific about what the studio has in mind. 

The trailer actually features the ship that appeared in the E3 teaser, and while the sweet soundtrack is gone, the sense of scale and the capabilities of the technology are much more obvious. It's a long way from a functioning game, but I can see the basic structure here of something I might want to play, especially—and this is the hook—if the developers can deliver on the promise of making this whole, wide-open, fully-moddable experience shareable among millions of players simultaneously.   

Dual Universe is slated to enter alpha testing some time in 2017. For now, you can find out more at dualthegame.com

Thanks, PCGamesN.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.