PC E3 2015- Ion

Published: June 17, 2015 1:06 AM /




One of the newest games on the block during the PC conference at E3 is the mysterious space-simulator MMO named Ion.

Dean Hall, the creator of the game Day Z, has been working on Ion with technology company Improbable to deliver, a "emergent narrative massively-multiplayer online game."

Ion will focus heavily on technology and space exploration in an attempt to have players  build, live in and die in huge space stations. "I want a game that is not a game - I want a game that is a universe," Hall said. "A universe built not on scripts or quests, but on the laws of physics, biology, and chemistry. A simulation MMO that explores mankind's expansion into space; the chance to be a pioneer in a harsh universe swamped with the risk of death yet peppered with the havens of fortune."

Ion will provide a sense of realism to the game as well. According to the trailer description, "technology from Improbable allows Ion to have a massive interconnected universe with fully simulated environments such as power grids, air pressure and heat; all to help stave off the unending vacuum of space."

Outside of the trailer, and the scarce details presented by the PC conference and the Xbox conference, nothing else about Ion is known at this time.

Hall has been working on Ion since leaving Bohemia in early 2015. He also noted that he would like to have Ion be have Early Access, but is cautious to go down that road again after Day Z. "It's now about me proving I have learned lessons and [that] we deliver on stuff." he said.

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