Population Zero Begins Early Access on May 5

The Survival, Sci-Fi MMO Population Zero is expected to launch on Steam Early Access starting May 5. Players will not only be challenged to survive the wilderness, but time itself will become an enemy.

Population Zero

Unlike many other survival style MMOs, Population Zero will have a clear goal in mind, and players will need to reach that goal within 168 hours (7 days). This is how Population Zero will play out:

  • The very first cycle starts in a special instanced Drop Zone, a single-player Tutorial
  • Game cycles last 168 hours, or 7 consecutive days – a light day on Kepler
  • You have more than enough time to complete the main objective, explore the planet, engage themselves with building, resource gathering and crafting, battle mobs or other players
  • Each cycle rewards players with account experience necessary to unlock new modes, mechanics and further enhance the gameplay
  • Win or lose – you still get rewards and experience according to your progress during a session
  • When joining a new session players will be matched according to their current account level

In addition to having defined goals and rewards, the time constraint in Population Zero will allow for detailed stories that combine narrative and survival mechanics, prevent specific groups from taking over servers, allow developers to experiment and create exciting new mechanics, and allow players to gradually unlock new mechanics and achievements.

To survive, players must repair the power generations on Artemis by completing a series of goals. There are 4 ways a game will end:

  • Complete the main objective and survive
  • Fail to make it in time and lose
  • Get turned into an alien monster and die: frequent respawns increase colonists’ mutation level which will eventually lead to a complete character transformation – the very first death in the form of an alien creature ends the session
  • Deliberately end the session

For those interested in keeping tabs on Population Zero, it can now be added to your Steam wishlist.

 

Source: Enplex Blog

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Sci-Fi MMO Population Zero Expected to Launch in May

Enplex Games announced today that its Sci-Fi MMO Population Zero will be available in May 2020 on Steam as a buy-to-play Early Access title. Population Zero combines exploration and survival mechanics with the seamless MMO world of Kepler.

Population Zero

The focus of Population Zero is on a narrative, survival experience that includes a deep main plot, side quests, and many non-player characters who are shrouded in mystery. As an added twist, Enplex will be adding a ‘win condition’ to the game. Every seven days, Kepler will become an unlivable wasteland and players will need to start over bringing the knowledge of their past lives. As this cycle repeats, players will unlock many different account-based rewards.

Initially, Population Zero was planned to be a free-to-play title, but the monetization model has shifted to buy-to-play. The game will be priced at $29.99 with a 10% discount during early access.

“The decision to change the monetization model from F2P to a one-time purchase has been made after a series of thorough discussions within the team and core community,” said Enplex Games Creative Director Denis Pozdnyakov. “The shift to B2P will allow the studio to continue the work on the game without fears of ‘pay to win’, as well as allowing us to release new game content that really enhances the gameplay.” 

 

Source: Press Release

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