Dual Universe is a sandbox MMORPG taking place in a vast Sci-Fi universe. It is a Continuous Single-Shard game, which means that there is only one central server, operated by Novaquark, to which potentially millions of players can connect all together, in the same persistent world at the same time. There’s no instances, no zoning, no loadings. Everything happens in the same place at the same time and because everything is persistent, everything done by players is visible and matters.
The game focuses on emergent gameplay with player-driven in-game economy, politics, trade and warfare. Players can freely modify the voxel-based universe by creating structures, spaceships or giant orbital stations, giving birth to empires and civilizations. Player-driven events will shape the course of History, civilizations will rise and fall, everything that happens matters in a persistent single-shard universe. We are pushing the limits of what is technically possible today to open the door to what we believe is the next generation of MMO games.
In Dual Universe storyline, Earth has been destroyed in 2537 by a neutron star. Prior to the planet meeting its doom, the United Nations started the "Rebirth Program" to send millions of citizens into the far reaches of the cosmos aboard gigantic colonial Arkships to ensure Humanity's survival. You are one of these survivors, waking up from your long cryosleep to rebuild civilization in the new galaxy in which you find yourself.
Dual Universe is currently in Pre-Alpha. As such, only a few of its final core features are accessible at the moment. It mainly revolves around Building and Piloting. There is no combat, economy, crafting or other social features for now.
For each feature, we have joined you an Input scheme, to help you rapidly master the most complex aspects of the gameplay.
Using voxel technology, players have the creative freedom to design and build anything they can imagine, from spaceships to cities.
Dual Universe main uniqueness resides in its seamless true MMO Universe. We have developed a unique way to handle lots of players all at once, so they can share experiences in a single continuous, undivided universe.
There is no single goal in this game; each player may have their own objectives. Dual Universe is a true sandbox game that will have many different game loops and paths of progression depending on the player's choices. Whatever you choose to do, each step should feel like an achievement.