Automaton has raised 10 million dollars and has a new game project announcement.
This project is built on SpatialOS from Improbable and the partnership has seen the multiplayer survival game get announced with an investment of 10 million dollars from Cambridge Ventures Partners. In addition to SpatialOS it will utilize the amazing CryEngine. It will allow for the following:
1,000 concurrent players occupying a detailed shared world
A huge 12km x 12km explorable, graphically realistic and highly dynamic environment, enabling advanced tactical gameplay
Strong character progression, social hubs and global-scale player-driven narrative that will shape a unique MMO experience
An additional last-man standing Player vs Player arena combat mode, with up to 400 players in direct combat.
Unprecedented world simulation and effects, including environmental destruction, roaming wildlife, dynamic weather, foliage displacement, tracks, blood trails, fire and water effects, fully immersing players into the experience of being the hunter – or the hunted.
James Thompson, the CEO of Automaton commented on the announcement:
“We’ve spent the last two years building the technology for a next-generation massively multiplayer online game that requires an entirely new approach to game design and development. This project delivers an unprecedented fidelity and scale of world simulation, and complex interactions between authored and player-driven content.”
The project is scheduled for a 2018 release with playable content scheduled to release in Spring 2018.