Atari announces Asteroids: Outpost MMO

    
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This has already been such a weird day for MMOs, so why not this? Atari announced that it’s reviving one of its most famous classic franchises, Asteroids, as a massively multiplayer title developed by Salty Studios.

The new game is Asteroids: Outpost, and according to the official site it’s “an open-world sandbox survival game.” However, instead of building up wooden forts to hold against zombies and creepers, players will be constructing high-tech fortresses on giant space rocks in the solar system.

Players will work with and against each other to explore asteroids, mine precious ores, shoot down incoming rocks, and build bases. Asteroids was originally an arcade game created in 1979 that put players in the role of a spaceship shooting endless waves of the titular entities.

[Source: Atari announcement]
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bryanjturner
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bryanjturner

I know I’m necroing this but it sounds like Eve with Asteroids.

DPandaren
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DPandaren

Lunganor It’s a different context. It’s a sandbox in the same manner that Minecraft or Space Engineer is a sandbox.

CazCore
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CazCore

SteinarB those all sound WAAAYYYYYY more interesting than the crap we’ve gotten over the past 15 years.  8)

Observer98
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Observer98

“I think that MMO doesn’t mean what you think it means.”

SteinarB
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SteinarB

calibar  Star Citizen levels of crowdfunding? :)

SteinarB
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SteinarB

Er…  ooooookay.  So, what’s next?  Pacman the MMO?  Space Invaders MMORPG?  Pong Online? :)

melissamcdon
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melissamcdon

Actually sounds sorta fun, but hard to imagine as an MMO

captainzor
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captainzor

this surprises me not even a little bit considering they’re also trying to turn the IP into a movie……  just………..wat!?

BenOvermyer
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BenOvermyer

So…. they’re building a Space Engineers clone?

Kipples
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Kipples

So… get off my rock, you whippersnappers!