The Outer Ring January DevUpdate in short:
- Our community gave warm feedback on the Unreal 5 Tech Demo
- You will get immersed in the Outer Ring universe as we approach the June Early Access Pre-Alpha. Find out more about it.
- Armors and skins will be an essential part of your experience inside Outer Ring. Take a look at the concept art of each style.
- Our team constantly grows, bringing fresh talents and ideas to the table.
Hello explorer! It´s been two months since we released our last Game DevUpdate but do not fear. The team has been hard at work, tirelessly creating and refining the ever-evolving world of Outer Ring.
Now we come bearing fresh news. Get ready!
Looking back to the Unreal 5 Tech Demo release
December 28th was your first chance to step inside the Unreal 5 Graphic Motor and walk the streets of Great Silver City. This brief but rich experience lets you get into the skin of one of our characters, complete your first mission and use Galactic Quadrant in the prototype of the game´s housing system or Lands.
THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER ⌛
The Outer Ring Tech Demo is out NOW!🚀
Download link 🎮: https://t.co/acWp4EOrZV#OuterRingMMO #OuterRingTechDemo pic.twitter.com/itBct1537E
— Outer Ring MMO 🪐 (@OuterRingMMO) December 28, 2022
As a parallel development from the real MMORPG game, it helped us showcase some of the 3D assets we are building, test mechanics, and, most importantly, to get community feedback on what they expect for the Pre-Alpha and the Official Game Release.
Dozens of thousands interacted with the Tech Demo announcements and trailers, and those who tested it gave us great and productive feedback about the playability and assets within the Tech Demo.
The Outer Ring will soon be full of brave explorers!
Looking forward to the Early Access Pre-Alpha
The vast expanse of this universe is teeming with untold stories and epic narratives. As you delve deeper into this galaxy, you will find your own values and traits reflected in the sentient races that call its planets home.
You will journey through their history and discover a civilization of chaos and conflict, known as the Republic of Sentients, in what they call The Inner Ring. Beyond its frontiers, in the far reaches of the Outer Ring, lie uncharted systems and worlds waiting to be explored. Here, you may encounter other advanced, spacefaring species whose disposition and intents are unknown.
Will you be the first to set foot on these mysterious lands, or will you find yourself swept up in a larger, everlasting quest?
The choice is yours, adventurer.
Soon, you will get to know all playable species: Earthlings, Scavengons, Va´ans, Oracles, and Mech. Their designs have been reworked and refined, and they now stand ready to enter our virtual cosmos.
But this is only the beginning.
In the months to come, the epic novel of the Outer Ring Saga will be published, marking the prelude to the Inner Ring. This novel tells the tale of the miraculous event of the Mechs gaining consciousness while introducing us to the heroes of each species and their historical adventures, set a thousand years before Outer Ring MMO´s timeline.
Join us on a journey through time, where the universe’s fate hangs in the balance, and these heroes’ choices will shape the galaxy’s future.
Isn’t it exciting?
The ebook version will be available for Early Explorers item holders to read. Later, we will publish the physical book for those who enjoy resting their eyes from the screen every once in a while.
You will be prepared to start your galactic journey and select what species fits your personality and best aligns with your purpose in the game.
Details about accessing the Pre-Alpha will be disclosed in the following months.
Don´t miss out!
Tailored armor styles for every environment
As you adventure through the vast reaches of the Outer Ring MMO, you will cross an endless variety of planets and habitats. To survive in this harsh galaxy, our characters must possess the ultimate adaptation skills, from conquering the most treacherous terrains to fitting in with the latest trends of the grand metropolis of Great Silver City.
Mikel Antero, Assist. Art Director of Outer Ring, digs a little deeper into the idea:
“ Re-designing our species has been an incredibly creative task. We dove deep into the Outer Ring Lore and envisioned the features and traits of our future playable characters. But this creative process it’s not just about their physical appearance. We must also craft armors that fit their every need in the various gameplay and environments they’ll encounter.
You know. I wouldn’t bring a swimsuit to a climbing expedition or a gala suit to a marathon!
With this in mind, we set out to design the ultimate armors, light, medium and heavy, tailored to each of our playable species. We’ve conceptualized five different styles as a starting point, and now the 3D models are coming to life. Feast your eyes on this concept art and imagine the glory of our characters, decked out in the finest armor the galaxy has ever seen.”
The Light Armor Pieces you can get in our Marketplace, and soon craft in the Dapp, will transition in the game and adapt into these different styles and species.
Hyped about it?! Keep up with our social media to find out more about each one of the styles. Two of them are only available in Discord.
Production Team Update
Both offices, the physical one in Pamplona and the virtual one on Discord, are always busy at work.
Since the last DevUpdate, we have grown from 52 to 60 employees on the Game Production team. We are filling positions that will allow us to complete the June Early Access Pre-Alpha date and incorporating very experienced profiles that provide incredible ideas for the long-term vision of the game.
Building such an ambitious MMO will require not dozens but hundreds of hands. We are bringing new talent to our teams every week. If you are interested in joining this cause, you can now check our offers on Linkedin.