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PS4 Ambitious world-building adventure Boundless has a PS4 release date & new trailer

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  1. Martok

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    Find out what you'll be getting up to in Wonderstruck's long-in-the-oven epic

    Hey there PlayStationeers, it’s been a while since you heard from us, so I’m super excited to reveal what’s going on with Boundless. You may remember that we announced that we’ll be coming to PS4 a couple of years back. Well, today I’m pleased to confirm that our release date for Boundless on PlayStation will be Tuesday 11th September 2018.

    We have an awesome new trailer too, check this out…



    Now, since it’s been a little while, and you may not be familiar with the game, let’s just recap what we think are just some of the coolest things you can do in Boundless. There’s a little lore, but no set objective to complete, so the universe really is your oyster.

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    • Everything in the universe of Boundless, other than the natural environment, is built and run by players. There’s a whole universe out there, with settlements to be built, trades to be made, and creatures to hunt. Everybody’s free to pursue whatever they like, so start exploring and play the game your way. You can be a mighty warrior, a wealthy merchant, or maybe an expert builder.
    • So you just arrived on a new planet. What’s over that hill in the distance? Is that a good spot for a settlement? Why not send your friends the coordinates and start collaborating on a brand new capital city? Play as a nomadic solo wanderer, or team up for a collaborative game – it’s totally up to you.

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    • Travel the universe in seconds – point your totem at a planet in the sky, build a portal and step right through. You’re now on the other world’s surface, and free to do whatever you wish! You can start your day gathering materials on a harsh volcanic planet, then watch the sun set over your tranquil forest homestead in just a few short steps. Your empire can stretch across the stars, so make sure to go sightseeing once in a while.
    • Build anything your imagination can come up with. The game is voxel-based, with loads of different materials to discover. Starting with a lonely campfire, you could end up the Viceroy of an entire planet, with legions of followers. We’ve seen some awesome builds spring up from the community, and every one of them started from zero. Personally, I want to see voxel recreations of the seven wonders of the world, so start planning folks!

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    • Regular ‘meteorite hunts’ give a chance for the best hunters in Boundless to show off what they can do. Heading off as a group for organised battles with waves of dangerous enemies is tough but a lot of fun. When a meteorite is forecast to hit, it’ll bring waves of enemies with it. These will scale up and multiply according to the number of players in the area, and the ensuing battles provide plenty of spoils – they’re not for the faint of heart.

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    We’re constantly working on new stuff for the game, and this is just the beginning for Boundless. So expect to see new creatures, weapons, and materials coming to the game regularly after launch.

    We’ve been developing the game for around four years now, and during testing endlessly we’ve seen an amazing community established around it. With huge cities built and an active economy in place, we’re really excited to see where it goes when PS4 is added to the mix. Of course, ahead of launch we’ll be resetting the universe so that all players start from the beginning, and we can’t wait to see the worlds you all create together.

    See you in September everyone!

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    Explore, barter and shape a universe in MMO adventure Boundless, out on PS4 next week
    As Early Access version launches tomorrow, the game’s creator details how it’s been designed to let you play how you want to

    Hey there Citizens of the PlayStation, we’re within a week of the launch of Boundless, with those of you who have pre-ordered the game joining the world in Early Access on the 7th September – aka this Friday! We’re going to be fully launched on Tuesday 11th, and we’re super excited to welcome you all to the Boundless universe.

    One of the coolest things about Boundless is the fact that everything in the game, except for the planets themselves, is created and run by the players. You’re free to play exactly how you want to, so let’s examine some of the ways citizens have been shaping the game during our Early Access.

    But first, in case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s our very cool trailer…



    Building
    The really unique thing about Boundless is just how much of the game’s environment is player-driven. You won’t find a single NPC, dev-created structure, or specifically-designed level in the entire universe. Rather, everything you encounter will have been built from the ground up by the hard work and creativity of our players. Here are just a few of the most impressive constructions we’ve seen on our travels so far:

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    Teamwork
    While we haven’t officially integrated a guild system just yet, our community is coming together in impressive fashion. We’ve seen unofficial alliances blossom, with the powerful ‘Portal Seekers’ guild dedicated to building an interstellar travel network between all planets, for example. That’s no small task, and as the universe grows, more recruits will be needed to lend their skills and resources to this massive project.

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    We’ve also seen huge, community-organised hunts spring up. The universe of Boundless is volatile, with meteorites regularly crashing to the surface of a planet, bringing with them waves of aggressive, powerful enemies. An allied band of powerful warriors are able to withstand these assaults, giving rise to some incredible battles as they fight for survival and resources.

    Change the world
    With a whole universe of planets waiting to be explored, there are a lot of natural resources to be discovered. The first player to find a rich seam of rare gemstones could happily donate their new-found riches to good causes, or choose to stockpile the precious metal for their own needs. There’s no ‘right’ way to play, it’s entirely up to you.

    Players’ impacts on the environment are essentially permanent (regeneration does occur if the area is left alone) so it’s entirely possible that we’ll see community-led terraforming efforts in the near future. Personally I’m hoping for underground cities or artificial mountains to spring up. Get your thinking caps on folks, I want to see what you can do!

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    The economy
    If you’re looking to spend some of your hard-earned coin, you won’t find NPC-manned stores to sell goods. Instead, the entire marketplace of Boundless is, once again, player-driven.

    If you’re looking to exchange your surfeit of rare minerals, or your collection of masterfully-forged weapons, then you are able to set up a store and let the customers come to you.

    We’ve started to see business empires flourish already, with powerful merchants employing gatherers, hunters, and miners to keep their stores well-stocked. This is an entire, functioning economy, with all the fluctuations and variables you’d expect to see.

    It’s a really exciting time for Boundless, and I can’t wait to see what you all come up with in this brand new universe. Right, that’s enough from me – there’s a whole universe to get out there and explore, see you in there everyone!

    Source: Explore, barter and shape a universe in MMO adventure Boundless, out on PS4 next week
     
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