Robocraft developer FreeJam announced today that they partnered with GhostShark Games to help develop Robocraft Royale, a battle royale game built on Robocraft’s engine and gameplay elements. GhostShark will be at first responsible for the optimization of the resources streaming and rendering systems. These systems are super important to ensure a stutter free experience, especially on a large map with 100 players.
A free alpha test is scheduled to begin on March 1st, 2018. While it’s obvious Robocraft Royale was inspired by the success of Fortnite and Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, a build your own robot battle royale style game actually sounds pretty interesting. Though it looks like player designed robots will make it into the game to be found, everyone won’t get to make their own and load in with it. According to the game’s website Robocraft royale will feature:
- A 64 square kilometer map with cities, industrial sites, and crashed spaceships
- 100 players on a single map
- Hundreds of robots and vehicles scattered across the map (player designed)
- Precision damage system to knock out weapons, movement, and other specific systems based on where bullets land
There’s no official release date for Robocraft Royale just yet. Learn more about the game on their homepage.