Dual Uni­verse

De­vel­oper/pub­lisher No­vaquark For­mat PC Re­lease 2017

EDGE - - DISPATCHES PERSPECTIVE -

It feels as if the lat­est crop of space games is en­gaged in a form of elab­o­rate one-up­man­ship. No Man’s Sky boasts an in­fi­nite uni­verse, while No­vaquark’s star­tlingly am­bi­tious sci-fi MMO now prom­ises a seam­less and fully ed­itable sci-fi set­ting with mil­lions of stars. In­flu­enced by the likes of Space En­gi­neers,

Minecraft and EVE: On­line, it gives you the abil­ity to cre­ate ev­ery­thing from ships to so­ci­eties – in the first in­stance, show­cas­ing a re­al­time build­ing model that lets you bolt on a new cock­pit within sec­onds and hop in­side. The reach of some of its fea­tures is the­o­ret­i­cal: mil­lions of play­ers will be able to share the same world, but whether it reaches that many is an­other mat­ter, while plan­et­sized con­struc­tions are as pos­si­ble as they are un­likely. Nonethe­less, for sheer scope it’s hard to beat – though it prob­a­bly won’t be long un­til some­one tries.

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