Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager is working on a F2P aerial combat game for PC.
Yager Development and Grey Box have announced Dreadnought, a competitive multiplayer “aerial armada action game” featuring massive spacecraft.
“Dreadnought harkens back to the PC space combat game we developed when we first started out,” said Mathias Wiese, Art Director and Co-Founder at YAGER. “In the years since, we’ve been developing and testing some incredible ideas that now perfectly come together in Dreadnought. Grey Box has been an amazing partner and we’re incredibly thankful they share our vision for what Dreadnought will become.”
In Dreadnought, you play as the captain of a mercenary spaceship fighting for fame and fortune in a sci-fi world ravaged by war.
Battleships in the game are massive spacecraft that come in varied shapes and classes. Players will assume complete control, dedicating power to specific sub-systems, customizing weapons, engines, armor, abilities, crew and their ships’ aesthetics, all while collaborating with the development teams to help determine what comes next.
“We all have that dream of sitting in the Captain’s Chair,” said Tony Medrano, Creative Director at Grey Box. “It’s an awesome feeling to control something so huge and powerful, and that feeling is present in Dreadnought. Our goal is to nurture that feeling at all costs by working with players to fulfill the creation of their dream armada. With the game announced, that feedback starts now. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
According to CVG, the game will be free-to-play and public testing will begin in early 2015.
To pre-register for the game and find out more, head over to the Dreadnought website.