I’m not sure when this happened, but that Asteroids MMO people were talking about for an hour is under Steam’s Upcoming section. It’s going to be an Early Access release, and these screenshots look certainly a bit like space. And this guy certainly looks a bit like Destiny:
Now maybe this page was here all along, but I didn’t know about it. Maybe if I had joined that mailing list.
Check it out here.
So first we have the Tetris sci-fi film, and now we have this: Asteroids: Outposts, a new survival MMO by Atari based in the… Asteroids universe, I guess.
Described as an “open world, sandbox style, survival experience,” Asteroids: Outposts puts you in the role of a space miner who must stake their claim on an asteroid and defend it from players in “challenging multiplayer gameplay”. Alliances of some kind with other players can be formed, and the titular asteroid showers are a source of both wealth and threat.
There’s not much information out about this now, but you can sign up for the mailing list here. Atari says that this new game will appeal to both fans of the classic Asteroids game, and to fans of expansive MMOs as well.
My thoughts: This sounds great. It’s the very last thing I expected to hear about today, but now that I’ve heard about it, I can’t think of a reason as to why it hasn’t been done before. If this pans out, it’s a safe bet that this is going to be my game.