Automaton Games takes a swing at the battle royale genre with its mystery MMO

    
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Well now PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will have another battle royale game to fight. UK-based Automaton Games announced that it is working on a new tactical shooter MMO that will, yes, include a last-player-standing battle royale mode. Got to cash in on the craze, after all!

Despite its indie credentials, Automaton is going all-out with this title. The studio received a $10 million infusion from an investment firm and is using that to fund the development of the so-far unnamed title. From what we know, the new game is going to throw as many as 1,000 players onto a “shared world” that’s 12 kilometers square. The game has some muscle under its hood, being made with SpatialOS and the CryEngine.

According to the website: “We’ve recently announced a few details of our upcoming tactical shooter: an MMO of unprecedented scale, supporting 1,000 concurrent players in an ultra-high fidelity world instance. It is set in a huge, photoreal, and highly dynamic environment, with strong character progression, social hubs, intelligent mission systems, and global-scale player-driven narrative.”

The title is expected to arrive on the scene sometime next year. You can take a look at some of the screenshots and concept art below.

Source: Automaton GamesGame Reactor. Thanks be to Meme Czar Schlag!
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luxundae

Many buzzwords! Handle it!

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Armsbend

Is it okay to miss zombie games yet?

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deekay_000

zombies had their time. too long a time if you ask me. was worse than ww2 shooters >>

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PurpleCopper

These guys are going to fit 400-1000 players in a deathmatch using CLOUD computing?

Hahaha, who are these chucklefucks trying to fool?

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Vice Vandal

If you’re going to jump on the Battle Royale bandwagon, you might at least try and be a tad original with your setting. If every single one of them is in a “modern shooter” setting, then people will just play the best one and ignore the others.

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Armsbend

Generally with competitive games you’ll get a group of people who can’t really hang with the competition of the main game so they will try new ones hoping for a restart, of lower skill level, of sorts.

Happens in mobas quite a bit.

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BalsBigBrother

The website quote reads like someone picked random buzzwords from a bucket and strung them together into something that sounds vaguely intelligent and upbeat.

Will pay more interest when they can show instead of tell :-)

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deekay_000

let’s see if they can reach player pops larger than 24 before CIG. XD

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shear

I’d say if they are aiming for 1000 they have at least half that now.

Hell Rust has 400 people servers.

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deekay_000

it was a joke about star citizen which uses the same engine :P

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Solaris

Star Citizen moved off CryEngine long ago. They have been on Amazon’s Lumberyard for almost a year now.

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deekay_000

are you daft on purpose or accident?