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.