During the E3 ?PC Gaming Show, Novaquark presented a similar game to No Man?s Sky called Dual Universe. It features a similar gameplay with the space exploration title from Hello Games, but it will feature ?Emergent Gameplay? instead of ?Procedural Generation?. Here?s what we know so far about the game.
As seen on the PC Gaming E3 Show, Dual Universe showed brief gameplay enough to show some of its systems. Novaquark founder Jean-Christophe Baillie stressed that the game will have ?Emergent Gameplay?, which means that players will establish the political and economic of the game?s multiplayer playing field in the long run, similar to a regular Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game(MMORPG). Meanwhile, No Man?s Sky will have ?procedural generation?, which means the computer generates the content such as the terrains and planets in the game.
Dual Universe is confirmed to have a single universe, so players will mostly focus on player interactions instead of world exploration. Other than social supremacy, extensive city building and spaceship crafting, the game will not have a definite finish line like most MMOs. In No Man?s Sky, getting to the center of the universe is teased as the title?s finish line, but the developers said there?s still a ton of things to do after reaching that place.
Due to Dual Universe?s roots as a crafting game, Novaquark?s game may enjoy a playerbase that?s focused on decorating the world with artificial creations. Military drama might be a big thing for the game in the future.
Resource Gathering will definitely be part of Novaquark?s game as there will be an economy system. Building cities from the ground up and customizing ships will also be possible In Dual Universe. Meanwhile, No Man?s Sky will only offer procedurally generated cities and ships. This means players won?t have full control of how their world will look like.
No Man?s Sky will be released on August 9 for PS4 and PC. Dual Universe, a PC game, will have its closed alpha in 2017.