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Dual Universe is a single-shard, Sci-Fi sandbox that takes place in a procedurally generated universe, with a focus on emergent gameplay, a player-driven economy, and inter-organizational politics. Players can freely modify the voxel-based universe to create structures, vehicles, space ships, and orbital stations; giving birth to empires, civilizations, and conflict.
Dual Universe uses Dual Contouring to create it's voxel world; a technique which allows for smooth, realistic looking landscapes and structures. Players move in the game universe in First Person View both individually and while piloting vehicles. Planets are procedurally generated, and contain only finite resources, leading to competition. Furthermore, all landscape modifications made by players are permanent.
Dual Universe is a game developed by , an independent game studio. Dual Universe is currently in development, and an official release date is set for the end of 2018. Closed pre-alpha testing began on September 23 2017, which marked the start of official player testing of the game. Subsequent dates, beginning September 30 2017, allow backers of the gold level and above to access the pre-alpha version of the game for limited time slots.
The game is set to have four stages: pre-alpha, alpha, beta, and release. All preliminary testing phases are closed; only players that backed the game at various pledge levels will have access. During this time, the game servers will only be open during specific time slots. While the release date is tentatively set for the end of 2018, and official pre-alpha testing begins in September of 2017, the dates for the beginning and end of alpha and beta are not known at this time.