Sunday, 8 April 2012

Minecraft Creator Reveals New Game

Interesting title, apparently related with the hexadecimal system
Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of Minecraft, recently unveiled his new project. Called 0x10c, the space title is still early in the development stages, however it already boasts some intriguing features.

The official website for the game delves into the features of the game with aspects such as space battles, seamless landing on planets, advanced economy system and mining, trading, and looting all mentioned. More intriguing still is the idea that your ship’s onboard computer ‘is a fully functioning emulated 16 bit CPU that can be used to control your entire ship, or just to play games on while waiting for a large mining operation to finish.’

Notch has confirmed that he’s hopeful the space game will be shaped by players as it grows and is likely to demand a monthly fee for joining the ‘Multiverse’, though he’s hopeful single player content won’t have any recurring fees.

It’s obviously early days yet, but given the open nature of Minecraft it stands to reason we can expect a fully explorable, highly customisable venture into deep space. No release date or potentially supported systems have yet to be announced. In the meantime, let's all find a cool way to pronounce the title.

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