Despite my sadness that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 may never happen, Vostok Games' MMOFPS Survarium might just fill that void. In a blog post today, the developers outlined the timeline they are aiming for and when players can get early access to the game.
Vostok plans to have an invite-only alpha sometime in Q2 2013, with a beta version in Q4 that will likely be open to all. Players invited to the alpha build will initially be testing hardware issues like server stability along with PVP areas and in-game tasks.
Considering Vostok is staffed by many ex-S.T.A.L.K.E.R. devs and that early screenshots show a ruined central European location, it seems that Survarium will be treading a similar path. Adding online co-op and multiplayer would be something I'd love to see added to that style of game.
|10:00 PM on 05.14.2013|
Survarium alpha offers an early look at gameplay
Vostok Games' Survarium has resurfaced thanks to the massively multiplayer online first-person shooter's ongoing alpha test. This is the game that always gets mentioned alongside the fun-to-bring-up S.T.A.L.K.E.R., given its ...more
|11:00 PM on 04.04.2013|
Survarium devs looking for alpha testers
As we reported earlier in the year, Vostok Games is launching an alpha for its upcoming open-world shooter Survarium. In a blog post on the official website, the Russian developers are looking for applicants to take part in ...more
|9:30 PM on 07.09.2012|
This developer diary for Survarium sets the mood
I'm not usually one for developer diaries, but this one was timed well. I've heard just enough about Vostok Games' Survarium to have this free-to-play MMOFPS on my radar with a mild amount of interest. The video kicks off wi...more
|3:30 PM on 04.25.2012|
Say goodbye to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 and hello to Survarium
The development of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 has been full of ups and downs, and just when you were starting to feel reassured, it has taken a sad, not-entirely-unexpected turn. Developer GSC Game World was unable to reach an agreemen...more
|7:00 PM on 05.22.2013|
WildStar's Paths accomodate specific MMO play styles
The new MMO on the block, WildStar, is gearing up for its release this year, and the developers at Carbine Studios are cranking out new details as we near that. As if making choices in MMO games weren’t tough enough, C...more
|9:00 PM on 05.21.2013|
Guild Wars 2 sheds a little off its price
Despite not playing as much Guild Wars 2 as I'd like to, that's okay -- it's not costing me anything. I can continue not playing free of guilt, which is the only way I can do MMO gaming any more, I've realized. ArenaNet has k...more
|7:30 PM on 05.16.2013|
Star Trek Online adds a new preorder ship, goofy clothes
Star Trek Online is less than a week out from its latest big free content update, Legacy of Romulus, which, as may be expected, will introduce the playable Romulan Republic faction and a new line of Romulan Warbirds...more