PARIS, FRANCE – August 8, 2018 – Today, Novaquark is excited to blow the lid off a detailed roadmap, charting the development of civilization building MMO, Dual Universe, through launch. Beginning with its first Alpha test in November 2018, Novaquark plans to continue expanding its sci-fi universe until it hits Beta in the first half of 2020 and officially launches in the latter half of 2020. This roadmap arrives alongside the announcement that all Kickstarter backers will be granted access to the in-development Alpha by the end of 2018, as originally announced during its crowdfunding campaign.
Every step of the way, the team at Novaquark intends to engage their dedicated community as they introduce new gameplay systems and work towards establishing a true gaming Metaverse. Take a look below to get an idea of some of the key features that will be added as part of each subsequent milestone:
If keeping up with this roadmap sounds like a daunting task, you’re absolutely right. Building an entire living, breathing universe isn’t exactly an easy task, but it’s a dream that the team has shared for decades now. Maintaining momentum towards Alpha, though, the team has raised an additional 3.5 million dollars, bringing the total funding of the project, including backer support, to over 11 million dollars, which will be used to hire new, passionate staff, accelerate development and keep everything moving to the roadmap’s timeline.
Hear what Novaquark CEO, Jean-Christophe Baillie, has to say about the company’s exciting new developments and continued growth in this short video:
This is only a taste of what players can expect from Novaquark in the coming months and years, though. Game development is constantly filled with surprises, so while there will undoubtedly be obstacles for the team to surmount, they also have their share of surprises to share with the community. Whether it’s the pre-Alpha supporters who have already begun shaping the universe of Dual Universe in their own image, the players who will join the journey along the way, or interested sci-fi fans on the fringes, Novaquark intends to maintain transparency through launch and offer ample opportunities for the community to directly impact the development of this ambitious project.
Dual Universe is available now in Pre-Alpha, with an alpha launch slated for November 2018. In addition to being the 3rd biggest worldwide video game Kickstarter of 2016, it earned over one million dollars in funding on both Kickstarter and its official website, and boasts a vibrant community of over 10,000 backers and almost 2,000 in-game organization communities. For the latest updates visit the official website, and you can also follow the game on Twitter, Facebook, Community Discord, Reddit, and YouTube.