Quietly zipping along this fall is City of Heroes spiritual successor Ship of Heroes, which has been running a small external alpha test with backers focused on its character creator tool, the first such alpha wave for the game. Heroic Games now says that test has drawn to a close as a “resounding success.”
“Ship of Heroes has three current character models – a female, a male and a really big male. Each can be outfitted with civilian clothing or with hero costumes, and the items can be mixed and matched. Each article of clothing has primary and secondary colors that can be set using RGB values, giving enormous freedom to each player to design a unique character. In addition, over 300 morphs can currently be applied to each character, allowing even greater levels of customization. Every character in the game can be distinct and unique from other characters.”
Notably, the team says its feedback revolved around wanting more hero costumes, a wider variety of costumes, more skin tones and colors, and body morphs including height, all of which is still in progress.
CEO Casey McGeever reiterates that more alpha phases are on the way, including more customization tests. “The next big focus of the Alphas is a set of escorted Alpha runs to test the combat system, which will take place following Christmas this year,” he says, followed by raid testing in Q2 of 2018 (by June as previously reported), with an eye toward the launch by the end of next year. How do you get in? Donate and contribute on the forums, says the team, and check out the new images down below!