There are many MMORPG games out there. Even though in recent years the demand for MMO’s dropped a bit, it is still one of the most played genres. The reason behind this is simple, we love creating a character however we want and love playing with them however we want. Even though we have many MMORPGs, generally most of these games are high fantasy. However, there have not been many games in the sci-fi genre. Yes, we have some but not as much as high fantasy MMORPG’s. However, in the next decade, there will be more and more MMORPGs with a different theme. Starbase is a Sci-Fi themed MMORPG and it is expected to be released in 2020.
Starbase has a really big open world with a destructible environment, and with voxel/vertex mechanics every action you have has a consequence. If you can not control your ship very well there is a big chance of you crashing into the ground. In our opinion, the game is heavily effected by Space Engineers. The game design is so much different than what we have seen before, for example, if your ship is leaking, depending on the material, your ship will get affected differently. But maybe the most interesting part of Starbase is building mechanics. Players will be able to design and create anything that they want, they will be able to design their spaceship till the last bolt. It is designed very well and offers a lot to players who want a game with extensive building mechanics.
Players will be using Robots as characters. The game will have a PvP side as well, as players will be able to join guilds and mine asteroids together. There is also a social side to the game. Players will be able to form companies and you can even become Space Pirates in order to achieve your goals. There is also lore in the game, players will be able to join the fight between Empire and Kingdom. However, we do not have the specifics for now.
In Starbase, asteroid mining is a very important aspect of the game. Players can mine asteroids with their friends and use the resources to craft materials. The outer layer of an asteroid is useful for station building or tools, it is much cheaper. However, the core of an asteroid is the valuable part. Because If you can mine the core, you will have access to precious materials and can use them to expand your spaceship, make electronics or even create ammunition.
Gunfights are designed to fit the environment. There is no gravity, however, Robots can stand on their feet on any surface due to special materials on their feet, however, this also means they can fight even upside down. As we have said before everything is destructible and players can open a hole and shoot an enemy even from behind. The weapons and ammo are precious in the game so keep them safe.