If you’re bored with modern themeparks, take a peek at this classic-MMO-inspired sandboxy title from developer Enplex Games: It’s Population Zero, and it’s headed to closed beta on September 18th, which is pretty quick turnaround, as we’ve been covering the game for less than a year and it’s been in alpha only since March of 2019.
“Players of all stripes will love the uniqueness of Population Zero as it takes familiar features and gives them a unique touch. Whether it’s the action-based combat system, the tech trees and building systems, the PvP/PvE environment, the robust multi-disciplinary crafting system, or the unique perk system, players will find a lot to love in the game. Freedom is key in Population Zero as players land on Kepler, a single planet hosting alien species that can be examined, befriended, or fought. While there are two factions, they can be swapped out at will simply by completing quests for one or the other. The Perk System provides tons of player agency to create a unique character using the skills they want. In short, there are no rules when it comes to playing Population Zero the way you want.”
Founder packs for the game are live now, ranging from $10 to $50, each with “guaranteed access” to this closed beta (the top package includes alpha access too), among other perks. But do note that the game is expected to soft launch with open beta in 2020, at which point it’ll be free-to-play, so you don’t need to pony up unless you want CBT access and the other goodies.
The new trailer’s down below – check out our pieces on the game so far!