Chaos Interactive announces Seldon
, a science fiction MMORPG expected to reach the beta stage next
year (a Kickstarter for this should kick off next month). Those familiar with
classic sci-fi literature will recognize this term from Isaac Asimov's
Foundation series, and sure enough they say the game is based on an original
story based on the books.
from last month shows off a spacecraft named "Hari Seldon"
after the seminal psychohistorian, and here's part of the announcement:
Crisis is a completely player-driven MMO. The game’s economy, politics and even
the infrastructure will be in the hands of the players who are not bound by
preset paths and forced linear progression. Players can earn money and increase
their character level by crafting and trading goods between the many sectors of
the galaxy and its stations, hunting pirates and collecting loot and bounty, or
fighting other players for their equipment and cargo.
In Seldon Crisis, players also will discover an extensive variety of missions,
such as combat, escort, courier and exploration, with various combinations of
each. Factions in each sector – hostile, friendly or neutral – offer work for
adventurous captains while the vast depths of space offer hidden missions and
uncharted territories to discover.
Seldon Crisis takes full advantage of an immense and beautiful galaxy where
thousands of star systems, planets, moons, nebulas, wormholes and asteroid
fields are waiting to be explored and exploited, with each sector of the
universe offering a unique variety of resources and procedurally generated