Jumpgate spiritual successor Warp Nexus is ‘taking the suck out of the vacuum of space’

    
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File this one under “did not see that coming”: Developer Wyrmbyte just announced Warp Nexus, which it’s dubbed a spiritual successor to Jumpgate. Aaaaand they’re calling it an MMO, full-stop, with PvP, a mission creation, a player economy, and so forth. Heck, it’s even got spacelegs and a battle royale mode tacked on.

“Warp Nexus is the spiritual successor to the Jumpgate Franchise. But it’s taking the suck out of the vacuum of space. In most space games, there’s a whole lot of endless flying to get to somewhere where the action is. Warp Nexus, on the other hand, posits that the universe has been made instantly traverse-able and humanity now takes advantage of this speedy network of warp points for profit and glory… but so do pirates and a whole host of seedy characters. Warp Nexus is also an MMO that runs itself. While the player spends time in their own hangar and around their ship between missions, an advanced server tech is constantly churning several Space Stations against each other. Economies shift and thrive on what they need, driving a constantly changing list of missions for players to work on. Some are solo, some are co-op, some are PVP, and each player has different types of licenses (think of them as classes) that result in different types of content – mining, escorting, bounty hunts, surveillance, etc. There’s even a s competitive sport in the Nexus that let’s players fight it out in a scale-able Battle Royale combat mode, earn rewards, prizes, gear, and currency.”

The game will be cross-platform on PC, console, and mobile. Expect it to hit Steam early access this summer.

Source: Press release via Gamasutra
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Anthony Clark

Mobile. Nuff said.

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Castagere Shaikura

A dev said that the game is all instance so you can play a single player co-op or PVP. I guess that means a pick of the type of zone you want or something. Also said it will be content focused. But as we know devs speak is just that these days.

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Solaris

This looks terrible.

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mysecretid

The very first online game I ever played was the original Jumpgate, so I’m definitely interested to see what this successor game becomes.

As others have already posted, though, Warp Nexus will have to be more than just a PvP space game with some minor non-PvP activities tacked on the side.

My patience for space-based pure PvP games is pretty much exhausted, and beyond this, there are already a couple of very solid PvP space games out there for those who do want that.

So … interested, but cautious, here.

Cheers,

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Castagere Shaikura

Need more info. I smell another pvp gank box space sim. If pvp is optional then yes. but space sims are always open world gank boxes just like Eve Online.

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PanagiotisLial1

if you dont mind the 2.5d graphs(and style inspired by Star Control) you can play Star Sonata without ever PVPing

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François Verret

Now that’s a good motto!

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Darthbawl

This isn’t based on the NetDevil space MMO game Jumpgate is it? I remember playing that quite a few years ago.

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Xijit

“From the creators of Jumpgate” … So yes.

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Karma_Mule

Having dynamically generated missions that aren’t highly repetitive and mechanical feeling is a real challenge. I’d love it if they can pull that sort of feature off.

IMO one of the next big breakthroughs in gaming will be when gamemakers can leverage some newer AI capabilities to create worlds with environments and NPCs that exhibit complex and interesting behavior.

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PanagiotisLial1

As long as it isnt among the news we will know by monday they are “April’s Fool” I definitely agree with you

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Rialto

Okay I did NOT expect that video to open with an actual character running around outside the ship. That kind of feature is really needed in FAR more space-based MMOs in my opinion (still so sad EVE abandoned Walking in Stations). I’ll definitely be checking this out.