Mankind Reborn shares new Union City, gameplay improvements, and alpha roadmap

    
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Anyone remember Mankind Reborn? It’s a cyberpunk sandbox MMO that looks to be a spiritual successor to the sunsetted Face of Mankind; we touched on it in March of this year in one of our roundups. Up to this point, things have been pretty quiet on the sandbox’s development front, but that has very definitely changed.

For a start, the head of the project has stated that Mankind Reborn now has a bigger budget, which means new devs can be hired to make the sandbox MMO closer to a reality. That reality starts with Union City 2.0, which will be the primary test bed for everything from PvE content to player apartments to events. The new area also features some new tech to improve optimization and reduce stress on lower-end machines.

The blog post also details a huge variety of new and updated gameplay features: There’s a first pass at in-world real estate that will let players purchase apartments or storage spaces, an overhaul of the interaction system, a number of updates to the MMO’s backend, improvements to weapon accuracy, and item slot optimizations, among a number of other changes.

Finally, the dev blog closes with a roadmap to alpha, which outlines goals for the game’s next three updates that will lead to a projected alpha test in the first or second quarter of 2020. There’s a lot of detail in the dev blog, so take a moment to read through.

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Castagere Shaikura

Man, that takes me back. This game, Anarchy Online, Neocron. I wish for more MMOs like them.

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Gianni Goossens

It’s actually heavily inspired by those games you just mentioned. :D

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Armsman

Hell, I don’t remember “Face of Mankind”, either.

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Gianni Goossens

Oof! If you are into role-playing and complete player freedom, comparable with Eve, then it may just be a game for you.

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camren_rooke

Kinda has that dystopian look to it.

Would be interested to see some gameplay.

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Gianni Goossens

There are various combat videos on YouTube. Just search for Mankind Reborn and pick the latest combat video. It only shows the combat mechanics, though, but it gives you an idea.

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memitim

Erm no. I remember Face of Mankind though, that was one weird ass game but also one of the very few games that put the RP in MMORPG, I don’t usually RP but when I played this EVERYONE was doing it and it was hard not to join in….

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Gianni Goossens

Not your type of game, or what exactly do you mean with ‘erm, no’?

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memitim

It’s the answer to the question at the start of the article “Anyone remember Mankind Reborn?” I didn’t know it was still running under another name, so I don’t remember it.

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Gianni Goossens

Ah, I see. It isn’t running under another name, though. Mankind Reborn is its own game in its own atmosphere and setting. Many consider it being Face of Mankind’s spiritual successor.

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memitim

Oh I see! The name kinda makes it sound like relaunch. Could be interesting!