If you’re gonna be an MMO, we wanna see massive: lots of people on a server, lots of people in a fight. Dual Universe is clearly heeding that call, as the single-shard alpha MMORPG is today spotlighting a recent event during which it put 30,000 “concurrent simulated players” along with real live testers on the same planet to roam around.
“By showcasing that the proprietary server technology behind Dual Universe is capable of handling at least 30,000 simultaneous players in one unique game world, Novaquark not only shatters the limits of what games currently offer, it also demonstrates that players can expect meaningful interactions at scale, when the game enters beta in 2020,” the studio’s press release declares.
Novaquark’s Jean-Christophe Baillie further suggests that the number of players “able to interact with each other at any given time in the game will take the core elements of gameplay such as exploration, trading, PvP combat and crafting, to a whole new level.” Indeed, the PR compares its headcount to EVE Online’s record for the largest PvP battle – 6142 people – though worth noting is that in the included video, the bots are sort of swarming around, not fighting, and it doesn’t appear that all 30,000 are visible at once, which longtime MMO players know is a whole ‘nother level of potency.
That’s a lotta bots and peeps – we’re guessing the rest of the 30,000 are elsewhere on the planet. Check out the video: