Game Director James Austin talks us through planets, voxels and terrain traversal
Earlier this month, we were proud to have Boundless included in the keynote sizzle for PlayStation Experience 2016 and even more excited to have a constant stream of curious players wanting to get try the game.
For those not able to attend the event we have created the below trailer, captured entirely in-game, to demonstrate the current state of development.
Boundless is an epic sandbox where everyone (all players, in all physical locations) inhabits a single online universe.
The Boundless universe consists of a huge graph of connected worlds, with each world comprising a fully-traversable, voxel planet – a physical sandbox where you can grapple, swing, slide, bounce, stumble, and fall through a unique and diverse landscape.
Every world in the universe is visible in the sky of every other world, either as a single point of light for more distant worlds or as a stunning real-time planet rendered in the sky. Looking up from your home planet you’ll be able to see other worlds and civilisations and everything that its inhabitants have constructed.
Using your sacred Totem you can mark a location at any point on the remote world, construct a portal, activate the marker, and open a live doorway into that world. If the terrain looks stable, the atmosphere seems breathable, and the creatures are at a distance – then it’s safe to instantly step from one world into the other.
Planets progress gracefully through the sky above helping to guide you from one exotic and unique world to another. This structure allows us to get all players into a single online universe. The only question that remains is how much of it will you explore.
Boundless is an online universe built and ruled entirely by its players.
Claim a plot of land to build and protect your first home. Then gather together in a guild to claim enough land to construct a city. If your city is the most prestigious on the planet then you claim the title of its capital and rule the world. But why stop there? The most powerful guilds will race to claim the universe.
The Boundless economy is player created. Every shop you discover is operated by another player, filled with resources gathered by another player, alongside creature drops hunted by another player and equipment forged by yet another player. Everyone can choose their unique path and character progression to help build a society and a collective online civilisation.
The world of Boundless is waiting for you. So pick up your trusty hammer, gather your friends, enter the Boundless universe, make your mark and leave a legacy.