We’ve been covering Project C for a few years now: It’s a SpatialOS open-world MMO sandbox promising “meaningful persistency,” built by by Darewise, the same company that alongside Nvizzio struggled to make the gorgeous space survival title ROKH a hit, suspending development on it back in 2018. Unlike ROKH, however, Project C has been barreling along in pre-alpha development, and back in September, the studio even began selling pre-orders.
But maybe it seemed weird to buy into a pre-order MMO that didn’t even have a real name? Today’s announcement solves that problem, as Darewise’s officially put a name to the game: It’s now called Life Beyond.
“Life Beyond welcomes players to the planet Corvus, where they’re pioneering a new society, building settlements together, exploring vast and diverse biomes brimming with wildlife, flora and foliage. Previously codenamed Project C, Life Beyond is still early in development and Darewise has been working with players since earlier this year to test and provide feedback. […] Darewise is developing Life Beyond with its proprietary technology, Wiseworld, which is a tool to generate and rapidly expand large worlds, and Orchestrator, which coordinates complex ecosystems and simulation layers within Life Beyond to assure they remain fresh and interesting for players. It is also using SpatialOS in close partnership with Improbable, which enables an unprecedented level of simulation in the game world. Darewise is using a modified version of Unreal Engine 4 and building Life Beyond to be a cross-platform experience for PC, mobile, consoles and cloud gaming.”
Darewise’s CTO says the game is being developed as a “unique experience in open world gaming” with “a talented team that uses cutting edge technology” working with “a passionate community.”