Yager's new generation title is coming courtesy of the new, small yet growing publisher, Grey Box. The game is calld Dreadnought and, as evidenced by the debut trailer, it's all about giant dreadnought-class aerial craft that go around busting down anyone who gets in the way.
The game will see players captaining these massive ships in what's described in the press release as sort of rogue-like gameplay elements fused with strategic simulation and trying to keep your large-enough-to-be-a-small-city ship from imploding.
Mathias Wiese, art director and co-founder at Yager commented about the game, saying...
“Dreadnought harkens back to the PC space combat game we developed when we first started out,” ... “In the years since, we’ve been developing and testing some incredible ideas that now perfectly come together in Dreadnought. Grey Box has been an amazing partner and we’re incredibly thankful they share our vision for what Dreadnought will become.”
It seems like such an under-represented genre – you know, flying around in a giant ship with full-on crew and a bunch of high-powered weapon systems and blasting the living crap out of anything in your way.
We have games like EVE Online and in some lesser way, Elite Dangerous and Homeworld, but they're not really the same thing. You also don't quite work with the bigger class of ships in the same way that it's required to fiddle with all the instruments and systems in a game like Mech Warrior.
Yager's Dreadnought is all about getting into the intricacies of being a dreaded, flying mercenary. And for anyone thinking this is just going to be a zoomed out, strategy type thing like Alpha Centauri or whatnot, think again.
Yager had previously been spotted licensing the Unreal Engine 4 in order to make full use of Epic's new and improved game engine. We also had previous confirmation that Dreadnought was on the way courtesy of a LinkedIn leak from Timo Ullman, the managing director at Yager. The team seems to be staying plenty busy, especially with Dead Island 2 on the way.
Dreadnought will be a free-to-play title due for release sometime throughout 2015. The team will, however, be hosting early beta testing for the game in early 2015, so the wait isn't too far off and it gives Grey Box some time to promote and build hype for the game.
I'm just interested in seeing what the actual gameplay will look like and if it will usher in the sort of some dynamic combat systems that we've all been waiting for out of a space simulator, next to Star Citizen, of course.
You can learn more about Dreadnought by paying a visit to the official website.