So, yes, summer 2020 seems like a long way away, but we’re also literally weeks away from the new year, so the new stuff coming to Dual Universe will be here before you even know it. The in-development space-based voxelbox has kicked out a fresh roadmap with release windows for alpha 3, beta testing, launch, and even post-launch.
According to the map, alpha 3 is being re-confirmed for January 2020, bringing with it features we mentioned previously like construct vs. construct combat and Organizations, along with surface gathering, market improvements, and space stations. From there, beta tests 1 and 2 will bring a fast travel system that lets players build their own space highways, the next iteration of construct combat, alien planets, territory warfare, and player-created missions. Beta 1 is expected for summer 2020 and beta 2 is eyeing early 2021.
After that is launch, aka Awakening, which is expected at some point in 2021. The launch update will introduce features like power production and consumption, player-made markets, the ability to sell constructs or blueprints to one another, pets, parties, and character customization. Beyond release, Dual Universe is looking at including star gates to explore new solar systems, factory ownership to mass-produce vehicles, and avatar vs. avatar combat.
Of course, this is the roadmap as it stands now — things are always subject to change — but you can get a look at the complete roadmap by clicking the image below. There’s also a podcast talking about this new roadmap and answering player questions embedded below as well.