Derek Smart’s MMO shooter Line of Defense shows a brief sign of life after two years of radio silence

    
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You know him as the self-professed “internet warlord” and Star Citizen critic, but we have to remember that Derek Smart is also someone who is trying to make a game as well: the sci-fi MMO shooter Line of Defense, which has had its own rocky development history. Consider us a bit surprised, then, that the game has posted a new status update after a two year-long span of dead air, as MMO Fallout noticed.

The update itself isn’t particularly substantive: It notes that work on the “massive” engine port from Havok to Unreal has introduced a set of new PC system requirements and the DSS build will be updated to run on a private local or remote server, allowing the ability to navigate the game’s 13 scenes without being interrupted from other clients. The post also promises that there will be more news soon.

As we’ve previously covered, the game was pulled from Steam in 2016 over alleged review bombing, then went buy-to-play and picked up a console port team in 2017 ahead of a planned closed beta test. The patch and dev blog that followed in 2018 were among the last we’d heard about the game until this latest missive.

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wratts

I feel cheated. I was expecting a forum meltdown that never happened

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Connor

I saw the referral and thought “didn’t I write this like four months ago?” but no, it was two weeks ago. Which is basically the same thing in 2020.

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Giggilybits

Everytime you mention Derek Smart your traffic to this site gets higher. You should mention him more often.

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Rolan Storm

Necromancy!

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Castagere Shaikura

The most hated man in gaming lol. The stuff he said is tame compared to what happens today and he still is number one on you alls hit list.

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Bree Royce

Tbh I agree with you. He really chilled the heck out the last couple years and usually when he pops up now he’s being relatively sensible.

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Utakata

Maybe he’s realized that there is much more awful peeps doing what he’s been doing, and it isn’t getting anyone anywhere in a productive sense, to put it mildly. At least I hope…

…that said, I am not sure I am about to forgive him for all his asshattery and trolling in the past though, no matter how swell of a person he’s turning out to be. Unless he fully learns to own that.

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Bruno Brito

Maybe he matured and realized he doesn’t want his legacy to be one of a thief and a idiot.

I’m all for it. He has some ok inputs to be had. Sadly, he’ll always have that stained history of a unhinged person without care for his fellow workers.

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Utakata

LoD, SC, CU…it’s almost more about the promises than the delivery. /sigh

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Armsman

What did he finally upgrade the server it was running on from a 486DX CPU to a Pentium 100 CPU and full VGA graphics card?

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Darthbawl

*dun nuh… dun nuh*. Just when you thought 2020 was done, Derek Smart news throws us another curve for the year.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Dug From The Earth

is that the scene from Predator?

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Dug From The Earth

True Lies

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krieglich

The post also promises that there will be more news soon.

Yeah, thanks, but no one will pay attention.