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Star Wars Squadrons’ 2.0 update tackles controls, cheesing, and forfeit mechanics

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It's patch day for EA's multiplayer dogfighter Star Wars Squadrons, and there's quite a bit of alteration going on for the way battles work...

Improbable and Tencent join forces to bring SpatialOS and a developer program to China

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It would appear that Improbable, the company behind SpatialOS, is hedging its bets on China. Improbable announced that it will be working with Tencent...

Mavericks’ abrupt July sunset was preceded by a revoked SpatialOS loan

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Remember back in July, when Automaton Games announced it was shutting down Mavericks, a "massive" battle royal that was aiming to put 1000 people...

Alpha MMO battle royale Mavericks has been canceled as its company enters bankruptcy

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Mavericks is toast, I'm sorry to report this morning. GIbiz caught a notice posted on the website of the game's company, UK-based Automaton Games,...

SpatialOS interview suggests tech can handle 20K MMO players in a ‘relatively low-fidelity but seamless world’

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Even SpatialOS seems grim about the outlook for western MMOs. MMO players will recall that Improbable's SpatialOS is a "distributed computing platform for building...

Improbable and Crytek team up for SpatialOS CryEngine integration and new AAA game

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Improbable made headlines over the last couple of weeks thanks to its tussle with Unity over SpatialOS's integration and licensing. That tussle's since ended,...

MMO battle royale title Mavericks previews its plans for early 2019

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It's been a little while since we last heard from Automaton Games's ambitious open-world battle-royale shooter Mavericks at E3 2018, but it would appear...

Chinese MMO company NetEase invests $50M into SpatialOS MMO platform

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Improbable's SpatialOS is moving on up in the world: The company announced this week that China's NetEase has invested $50 million to acquire a...

E3 2018: Hands-on with Mavericks, the MMO battle royale hybrid

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Automaton Games CEO James Thompson came along with Improbable, Bill Roper, and Mavericks to this year's E3, where I got a second chance to...

E3 2018: Bill Roper on gaming’s smoke and mirrors, Worlds Adrift, and building on SpatialOS

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For MMO players, Improbable brought some interesting ideas to GDC this past spring. It also brought some games I wasn't expecting, and the ones I...

E3 2018: Mavericks is battle royale on a massively multiplayer scale

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Battle royale is all the rage these days, but as we've been covering over the last few months, the SpatialOS-based Mavericks is aiming to...

GDC 2018: Exploring SpatialOS with Improbable CCO Bill Roper

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SpatialOS: You've probably been seeing this name pop up more and more in the MMO sphere. Worlds Adrift, Mavericks, Fractured, Seed, MetaWorld, and Identity are just some of the titles we've...

GDC 2018: Making sense of battle royale MMO Mavericks with Automaton Games

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So as you may know, I'm an MMORPG guy - not really a battle royale guy. There are some cool ideas for people who like...

Mavericks takes battle royale in the direction of an MMO

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Normally there's a firm line of separation between battle royale-style multiplayer shooters and the full-fledged MMORPG, but Automaton's Mavericks may be about to change...

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