Outpost Zero Announcement Trailer and Alpha Details

Posted on 13 Jan 2018

Symmetric Games new sandbox colonization game, Outpost Zero has an interesting twist for this type of game – you’re not even a human. You’re an AI overseer who takes remote control of bots on the surface. As the press release below says ‘imagine playing Starcraft as a multiplayer Survival FPS.’ – it’s a concept that’s been attempted before with the likes of Command and Conquer Renegade and a few other games and one we’re rather fond of if it’s executed well.

Additionally, the game is having an open alpha. You can sign up over on their website if you’re interested in taking part.


Official Press Release

Colonize a new planet with an army of AI bots in Outpost Zero

Hi there! Let’s kickoff 2018 with a new game announcement!

A Sci-Fi First Person Shooter with Base Building, Resource Management, and elements of Survival. You play as an AI Overseer sent from Earth entrusted with the future of humankind, and tasked with establishing a habitat that can sustain human life on a mysterious alien world.​

COMBAT

At its core, Outpost Zero is a deep sandbox FPS. Fight against a variety of native alien creatures, and defend your base against roving bands of pirates and enemy raiders. Attack enemy strongholds to destroy their operations and loot their resources. The game will feature scaling combat with upgradeable weapons and armor, and group combat with AI squad mates to lead into battle against enemy bases.

BASE-BUILDING

This hostile planet can become a thriving colony with a fully functioning society of AI robots, under your direction. Harvest resources and build a stable economy, setup mining outposts and supply chains to your automated factories to create components essential for the operation of your outpost. Create a base for safe refuge and infrastructure to keep your AI outfitted, healthy, and happy. Make homes for your colonists, provide them with entertainment, and build defenses to keep out invaders.

AI COLONISTS

Outfit your AI buddies and train them to defend your outpost. Upgrade them with improved weapons and armor, train them to be better at combat, crafting, and resource harvesting, and give them jobs to keep them busy and keep your outpost running at peak efficiency. Build them luxurious quarters and raise their morale by entertaining them and satisfying their needs. Lead them into battle, and set them up to defend your base from invaders. Build a society of happy, efficient, and powerful robot citizens.

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