Are the 100-player battle royale showdowns seen within the likes of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) or Fortnite not a grand sufficient battle for you? Need extra – need larger? Properly, a brand new recreation which goes to be featured on the upcoming PC Gamer Weekender 2018 subsequent month boasts a 400-player battle royale mode.
Venture X (at present the title’s codename) is about to debut at our sister web site’s Weekender extravaganza on Saturday, February 17, with the developer Automaton exhibiting off the primary in-game footage, in addition to spilling additional particulars on the title.
It’s truly a 1000-player massively multiplayer on-line recreation within the type of a tactical shooter, set on a near-future island the place the gamers try to overthrow the incumbent regime – an overarching narrative is promised which the gamers can have an effect on with their actions (and which factions they ally with).
The 400-player battle royale will successfully be the sport’s PVP (participant versus participant) area mode. There’s not a lot element on precisely the way it will work at this level, however the developer has beforehand mentioned that with the utmost of 400 gamers, the world will probably be team-based with events of 4 competing in opposition to one another. With solo gamers, it’ll be a 100-player battle simply as with PUBG.
Nonetheless, regardless of issues concerning the potential for larger lag to be an issue, the prospect of a large battle which entails 400 gamers, whether or not in groups or not, is an intriguing one, notably seeing as Venture X has some fairly nifty sounding touches courtesy of the SpatialOS expertise it employs.
The latter permits for a a lot deeper stage of simulation on this tactical shooter, and chronic parts like your character leaving tracks within the mud or foliage, or maybe disturbing roaming wildlife which subsequently flees, alerting different gamers to the presence of another person.
It very a lot feels like a larger emphasis is being positioned on thoughtfulness and stealth on this respect. At any price, we’ll discover out much more come PC Gamer’s mid-February occasion, which you’ll uncover additional particulars about right here.
The developer has beforehand mentioned that Venture X will probably be launched sooner or later in 2018, though as ever with launch dates, that would effectively slide.
In the meantime, if you’d like some battle royale motion proper now, which must you pick of the 2 most important gamers? We’ve mentioned simply this matter in our current article that pits Fortnite in opposition to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
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