Ship of Heroes readies combat alpha, shows off a massive raid test
It’s a hundred identical superheroes in hot pants facing off against a giant robot, and that robot does not stand a chance.
The following video may look a little odd, but it’s an important one for the Ship of Heroes team. It shows an internal large-scale raid test in which a hundred player clones duked it out in the same instance at the same time, maintaining a 30 frames per second rate throughout. The team says that these numbers shows how the superhero MMORPG will be able to pull off incredible fights among large groups of players and enemies in the future.
“So far, no other MMORPG using Unreal Engine 4 has publicized numbers this large,” a press release said. “Apparently the devs at Ship of Heroes are planning to provide large raids for at least 50 players right from level 1. This stands in a marked contrast to the common MMO trend of making raids endgame content that require grinding or buying loot boxes — or both.”
The Ship of Heroes team is working hard on building this City of Heroes spiritual successor and hopes to have a beta out by the end of 2018. A combat alpha is scheduled to begin next month.