Six thousand, 100 and forty-two – the present Guinness world report for many gamers concerned in a single struggle in a web-based game, attributed to sandbox space-sim Eve Online. Developers CCP aren’t going to only sit again and let another person take a shot at their report. Instead, they’re partnering with Hadean (specialists in cloud-based networking) to convey us Aether Wars. It’ll be a one-off occasion – an Eve Online-themed tech demo – and so they hope to have over ten thousand gamers thumping away at one another in a huge, messy area deathmatch. Intrigued gamers can sign up here for the March 20th brawl.
The Aether Wars demo isn’t only for present. CCP describe their previous Guinness record as “the final nail in the coffin” for Eve’s current community structure, a system which they’ve been updating incrementally since 2002. 6,142 gamers might technically be attainable utilizing their present system, however it slowed right down to a crawl. Aether Wars is a part of their joint research-and-development undertaking with Hadean. There’s no time frame given for when it’d bear fruit, however it seems like they ultimately plan on adopting a radically completely different server construction sooner or later sooner or later.
Judging by the screenshots above, Aether Wars appears unlikely to be wherever close to as gritty or simulation-oriented as Eve Online correct, and even VR dogfighter spinoff Valkyrie. Just hypothesis on my half, however I’d anticipate a reasonably light-weight, arcade little bit of dogfighting, however on an unlimited scale. If all goes to plan and the servers don’t catch fireplace, it needs to be spectacular to behold. A possible proof of idea for a much bigger, messier future for on-line games, though cramming quite a lot of hundred gamers right into a single occasion is tough nowadays for all however the best-populated battle royales.
The Aether Wars tech demo is because of run on March 20th, and will be seen at CCP’s stand on the Games Developers Conference. Those wanting to affix in on the lasery, explodey festivities can sign up here.