The past month has been full of terrible things for the MMO industry: Pitch Black Games closed down and cancelled Dominus, EA laid off 40 percent of the SWTOR team,…
If you guys aren’t checking out Dominus, a sci-fi 3-Faction PvP sandbox game currently in development, then you’re out of your freaking minds. Dominus is one of my most anticipated games of 2012. I want to send these guys some more love, get the word out there, and once again throw my support behind a studio that is really moving mountains to accomplish something with their game that I love.
Pitch Black Games held another one of their live chats. My schedule doesn’t allow me to watch their videos live (stupid classes), so I’m stuck playing catch-up the day after. I just watched January 27th’s chat and my mind was blown. They’ve updated their engine (Hero Engine, same engine SWTOR uses) and given the game a huge visual overall from the last preview I saw. I think in the video, correct me if I’m wrong, one of the guys said there isn’t a part of the game that hasn’t received some update. The game looks graphically amazing, and in my opinion better than SWTOR (again, same engine so I’m making comparisons.)
During the video they showed some day/night cycles in zones which looked great, but the scenery really shocked me. The game is looking fleshed out and gorgeous. Note: These are screen captures from a video, of a video, of a game.
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