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Dual Universe is a sci-fi space MMO in a universe that players control

One universe to rule them all

The space simulation genre continues to grow — Parisian developer Novaquark is working on Dual Universe, a sandbox massively multiplayer online game that sounds like it will combine elements of Eve Online and Star Citizen.

It's unclear why the game is called Dual Universe, since Novaquark is highlighting the fact that it takes place in a "single continuous, undivided universe."

On stage, Novaquark founder Jean-Christophe Baillie described Dual Universe as a place where everything is possible, where players can alter the world physically, politically and economically. They'll be able to build ships, houses, space stations and cities with minerals that they harvest from the ground. They'll be able to cooperate in building political systems and economies, but they'll also be able to wage war and change the balance of power.

"We don't create the content; players do," said Baillie.

Novaquark is planning to launch a closed alpha of Dual Universe at the beginning of 2017. For more, check out the trailer above.

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