Publisher Grey Box Developer Yager Format PC Release TBC
The second of Yager’s games to debut at E3, Dreadnought places players in command of their own capital ships. These vast behemoths are manned by crew who will level up alongside you, and you’ll engage in five-on-five battles against enemy fleets low in planetary atmospheres where mountains and canyons become cover, and casualties will number in the thousands. It’s a measured game of move and countermove as each ship grinds into position to fire colossal broadsides or launch tactical nukes. You can also reroute power to shields, engines or weapon systems; warp in and out of the battle to launch surprise strikes; or recover at the fringes.
It’s a game Yager is planning to offer for free, without payto-win options for players with the biggest wallet. Instead, promises project lead Peter Holzapfel, players will be able to play for weeks and months without paying a penny, and will want to invest in the game they’ve grown to love. “We can’t say how it will work yet,” Holzapfel says, “but we came up with this idea for monetisation, and we weren’t sure whether we’d dare push it that way, but we’re doing it and we’re going even further than we thought. With Spec Ops, we did something different with action games, and we want to be just as surprising with free-to-play games.”
Playable at the show,
Dreadnought feels a bit like a supersized World
Of Tanks, made by a team more in love with Battlestar Galactica than the armour of WWII