We’re pleased to announce the first details on Aether Wars, the free-to-play deathmatch frenzy that will bring a record 10,000 PC players together for an enormous space brawl. In doing so, Aether Wars will shatter the record for the most concurrent players involved in a single online battle, currently held by CCP Games with 6,142 players in EVE Online.
Players need to adapt quickly when they’re dropped into the Aether Wars deathmatch arena, as the unprecedented number of combatants means old deathmatch tactics no longer apply.
Using asteroids for cover and outrunning enemy missiles, pilots will need to find the right mix of defensive tactics and aggression to survive the chaos while also securing kills of their own to climb the fiercely competitive leaderboard.
The first step towards the record-breaking battle will be a smaller skirmish with 1,000 players in the next few weeks, with the full record-breaking 10,000 player extravaganza to follow at a later date.
Aether Wars has been created as a showcase for Aether Engine, Hadean’s distributed spatial simulation engine. Aether Engine will allow developers to create fully destructible and persistent game worlds that scale seamlessly across multiple servers. Through this pioneering technology, Aether Wars will offer gamers and developers their first glimpse at the future of online multiplayer.
You can sign up to both battles for free at the mini-site here.
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