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Cyberpunk 2077 is still in depths of development, release may be distant

Cyberpunk 2077, the upcoming sci-fi RPG from the team behind The Witcher series, could be it. However, that gigantic tease last summer seemed to suggest the game was close to completion – something the above video downplays. "Cyberpunk 2077 may no longer be the mystery it once was, but work on it is far from over," says the narrator (who sounds suspiciously like Geralt of Rivia voice actor Doug Cockle), and the video ends with the now all-too-familiar note that Cyberpunk 2077 will launch "when i

By | 2019-03-11T10:36:52+00:00 March 11th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Elite’s Distant Worlds 2 expedition: Building a starbase in the center of the Milky Way

The Distant Worlds 2 expedition in Elite: Dangerous is nearing the end of its eighth week, and the community has embarked on a game-changing project. And that’s where the nearly 13,000 player-strong Distant Worlds 2 fleet is situated. At the center of Elite’s simulation of the Milky Way is a supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A*. From the community goal:The organisers of the Distant Worlds II expedition have requested materials for two construction projects in the Galactic Centre. The

By | 2019-03-07T16:00:00+00:00 March 7th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Elite’s Distant Worlds 2 expedition: A dramatic rescue in the Empyrean Straits

Players are just over one month into Elite: Dangerous’ Distant Worlds 2 expedition, an 18-week test of endurance ferrying more than 13,000 players to the far side of the Milky Way Galaxy. There’s no better example than the dramatic rescue of Commander Proigr3 that took place over the weekend. Once on the outside, they discovered that they only had minutes of emergency oxygen left on hand. At one moment, Proigr3 had less than two minutes of emergency oxygen left. The Distant Worlds 2 fleet is rig

By | 2019-02-17T16:00:00+00:00 February 17th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Elite’s Distant Worlds 2 expedition proves the game is wildly unbalanced, and that’s OK

Suspension of disbeliefThere’s no better example than the ongoing Distant Worlds 2 expedition. None of the Distant Worlds 2 organizers were railing against board flipping inside the private Discord server. So that’s why Distant Worlds 2 organizers have created a safe haven inside a collection of private groups. They claim to have shot down more than 1,200 participants in the Distant Worlds 2 expedition. The original Distant Worlds expedition had only a little more than 1,100 participants.

By | 2019-02-05T16:00:00+00:00 February 5th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Elite’s Distant Worlds 2 travelogue: a week filled with wonder and wreckage

In order to approach the facility safely I had to steer around the black hole that lingers in orbit just three light seconds away. From there I sailed my ship, the Evelynne Christine, to within 350,000 kilometers of another massive black hole called Thor’s Eye. In Elite, getting that close to a black hole isn’t terribly dangerous, but the closer you get the harder it is to keep your bearings. The colossal forces at work inside the black hole actually distorted the bright light from millions of d

By | 2019-01-17T16:00:00+00:00 January 17th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Over 10K Elite Dangerous pilots embarked on Distant Worlds 2, though a few faceplanted into a 3.3G planet

Distant Worlds 2 is Elite: Dangerous' second organized journey across the Milky Way to the remote Beagle Point, and it's the space sim's largest group expedition yet. Last weekend, over 10,000 players launched from Pallaeni as the expedition kicked off, a number confirmed by Frontier CEO David Braben. One consequence of gathering so many players in each instance was an invasion of NPC ships. In memory of The View's multiple casualties, Commander Flimsie offered a poem on Reddit:There once was a

By | 2019-01-15T20:06:07+00:00 January 15th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Elite’s Distant Worlds 2 expedition: Inside the elaborate role-play with a cast of hundreds

As of today, the Distant Worlds 2 expedition in Elite: Dangerous has over 9,400 participants, making it the single largest player-led fleet in the spacefaring game’s history. The system that she’ll be using for the Distant Worlds 2 RPG is the officially licensed Elite: Dangerous Role Playing Game (EDRPG), published by Spidermind Games. When Wishblend arrives in the Distant Worlds 2 Discord channel some time next week, she’ll be greeted by at least a dozen new personas, all player-characters gene

By | 2019-01-10T16:00:00+00:00 January 10th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Over 8,000 Elite Dangerous pilots are embarking on an incredible 18-week journey

Thousands of Elite Dangerous players—over 8,000, according to the sign-up sheet—are preparing to embark on another incredible voyage across the Milky Way. The destination is Beagle Point, some 65,279 light years from Earth, past the galactic core, at the very edge of the galaxy. The first Distant Worlds expedition also targeted Beagle Point, retreading the journey taken by Commander Erimus and the DSS Beagle—hence the name of the destination. Though the target remains Beagle, the hope is that Di

By | 2019-01-09T19:27:17+00:00 January 9th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Elite’s Distant Worlds 2 expedition: How do you keep 8,000 players safe in a PvP MMO?

Distant Worlds 2 will be the game’s single largest fan-made event, but the risk for an individual player is high. So how to you keep thousands of unarmed players safe in a game that allows, even encourages, other players to blow them out of the sky? Polygon sat down with Distant Worlds 2 organizers Commanders Erimus Kamzel and Dr. Kaii to find out their plans for keeping the largest spacefleet in MMO history safe. So, Distant Worlds 2 will be taking place in a private group called FleetCom. Ther

By | 2019-01-08T16:00:00+00:00 January 8th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Elite’s Distant Worlds 2 expedition: Packing for a trip to the edge of the Milky Way

After it kicks off Jan. 13, Distant Worlds 2 will take players roughly eight full months to complete. Since Elite models all 400 billion star systems in the Milky Way galaxy, that means traveling to and through many uncharted systems. Packing lightThe best way to keep your ship in good working condition is to use it as infrequently as possible. It’s not the official, three-volume set of outfitting guides produced by the leaders of the Distant Worlds 2 expedition either. Along the way to the far

By | 2019-01-06T16:00:00+00:00 January 6th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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