Indie MMO ‘Dual Universe’ funding reaches $7.4 million

As you know we will be at Gamescom this year and we will be visiting Novaquark who are creating ‘Dual Universe’ right now!

French indie studio Novaquark has announced receiving additional investment to fund their virtual reality MMO. The recent investment from private investors worth of $3.7 million comes ahead of launch of Dual Universe alpha, expected by the end of 2017.

The total sum collected ($7.4 million) also comprises of crowdfunding. Novaquark went through a successful Kickstarter campaign in October 2016.
“Last year, Dual Universe became the third highest funded video game on Kickstarter, collecting more than $670K from over 8,000 backers,” explained the CEO of Novaquark, JC Baillie. “With this new round of funding, we have reached a new level of support that will help the project reach its full potential”.

The developers (formerly Ubisoft, Apple or Sony) promise a vast universe “with player-driven in-game economy, politics, trade and warfare.” With that should help the CSSC (continuous single-shard cluster), a technology developed exclusively for the game, which will manage a “universe with potentially millions of people interacting in it at the same time.”

In addition to that, the multi-scale voxel engine will allow players to modify game’s worlds and create what they desire. Sky is not the limit.

“Our ambition is to become the number one platform for user-generated entertainment, all happening in the same universe, to create an ecosystemic amplification mechanism similar to that of social networks”, adds JC Baillie.

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Journalism student at Charles University in Prague who likes to write about video games and hacking. I'm also European politics and history enthusiast. I mostly play on PS Vita and PC. Twitter: @Dessel575

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