Paradox Interactive and the developer, Seatribe, have announced the Beta for the end of April. You can sign up now for a chance to take an early look. There's already been a bunch of videos and developer diaries which should give you a good idea what to expect, the latest one -- dealing with the wilderness -- went up today.
While the presentation certainly makes it stand out, I'm more interested in the permadeath mechanics; something that has gone out of fashion in recent years, as pandering to player power fantasies has pushed survival and challenge out of the way. Although you can kill other players and even steal their gear from their yet to be cold corpses, there are repercussions for such actions. After spending far too many hours playing Star Wars: The Old Republic, I'm looking forward to trying something entirely different.
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