Industry and fluffy clouds are all the rage in Dual Universe, as the upcoming sci-fi sandbox kicked off its Alpha 2 test today. Test pilots should also experience a significant change to how their ships handle in space with the advent of true weightlessness.
“We were quite happy with how ships translated differently in atmosphere and space, but we hoped to add an improved sensation of weightlessness,” the studio said. “And now it’s done! Now when trying to manoeuver a ship while in the atmosphere, you should experience the true dragless feeling of space and the effects of air upon a ship’s hull.”
Even better, the team added the ability for players to leave their ships and use a jetpack to do some fancy zero-g gliding in the void of space. At least you get brakes for when you get too out of control. Good luck recreating that opening scene to Gravity and getting hopelessly lost among the stars!
📢Alpha 2 Is Officially LIVE!! 👏
🔸The Industry 🏭
🔸New Ambient Sound System 🔊
🔸Piloting Improvements & New Zero Gravity Gliding🚀
All this and more in #DualUniverse Alpha 2!!
— Dual Universe (@dualuniverse) July 11, 2019