Back in September of last year, we covered a mysterious “tactical shooter MMO” called Projext X by Automaton Games. Its chief claims to fame revolved around scale: It says it can support 1000 concurrent players to a 12km-square shared world without sacrificing graphical fidelity, set in a “huge, photoreal, and highly dynamic environment, with strong character progression, social hubs, intelligent mission systems, and global-scale player-driven narrative.” AND A PONY. OK, no ponies. But it does have a battle royale mode, so you know where this is going.
PC Gamer reports today that Automaton will debut the game’s first gameplay footage at the PC Gamer Weekender event in London in February, so expect more on the game in the next few weeks.
Also worth noting is that the game is being built partly on SpatialOS, the distributed computing platform that snagged half a billion bucks in investor funding last year – and that MMO Chronicles of Elyria just dropped because it couldn’t handle that game’s size without too much expense.
At #PCGWeekender, developer @AutomatonUK will reveal their bold plans to make a 1000-player online game with a 400-person battle royale-style PvP mode, showing off the first footage & discussing how they built the game's world. Plus expect a few surprises! https://t.co/sts0NEDJlL pic.twitter.com/VJkQIvWRaO
— PC Gamer Weekender (@PCGWeekender) January 22, 2018