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Ambitious MMORPG Dual Universe Enters Alpha

Novaquark, the French studio behind the civilization building MMORPG, announced that Dual Universe has entered its Alpha Stage. This marks the biggest development milestone for the MMO since its Kickstarter in 2016.

The MMO is a continuous, single-shard sandbox, that takes place in a vast, fully editable sci-fi universe. Gameplay is focused on a player-driven economy, politics, trade, and warfare.

With the move into the alpha comes a series of fundamental refinements and opportunities, adding to the game’s already impressive roster of features including world building, ability to create and save designs through blueprints, explore and harvest resources, and craft interactive components needed for bases and ships.

Built upon four key pillars, Explore, Build, Trade, and Conquer, Dual Universe’s Alpha 1 brings the first three facets to life. Players are allowed to explore, and build almost anything they can imagine. Subterranean bases and futuristic cityscapes, to spaceships capable of interstellar travel and planet-bound hovercraft.

In the Alpha 1 launch players now have a lot more room to create with the dev team’s terraforming efforts, Alioth, the game’s starting planet, has reached an area size close to the one of real life Great Britain, and that’s only the first planet.

The developer also announced that all Kickstarter backers no matter their amount of pledge will also be able to join the Alpha allowing the game population to reach over 11.000 players before the end of the year.

Dual Universe is set to launch in 2020. Players interested in the game or wish to join in the Alpha stage can find more information on the Dual Universe website:

Novaquark is a Paris, France based developer with a goal to create the first virtual online civilization, enabling potentially millions of players to shape and share a metaverse of their own, together, at a scale never seen before. A world with meaning, where everything you do matters and has a permanent impact. Novaquark, composed of veterans from Sony, Apple, CCP Games, Epic Games and Bioware, is on a mission to bring a new generation of MMO through science, expertise and technological innovation.