If you have ever fancied taking the helm of a massive spaceship with a crew of hundreds at your command, you might be interested in a new game which will be launching on the PlayStation 4 in 2017.
A new trailer for Dreadnought was shown at the recent PlayStation experience 2016 revealing more details about the game that allows you to unleash “earth shattering weapons” and explore the farthest reaches of the solar system.
Mike Donatelli Creative Director at developer Six Foot explained a little more about what you can expect from the new space exploration adventure game.
In short, it’s a free-to-play, class-based action game that puts you at the center of explosive, highly tactical battles. A newly minted mercenary captain, you are driven by a simple motivation: victory, and the glory that comes with it. Whether you’re fighting to claim a dry dock in deep space or defending an ice harvester on the surface of a small moon, you will live by a single mantra: “Death is fleeting, but glory is everlasting!”
It’s not just one ship, though. In Dreadnought, you maintain entire fleets, which you can use to select your active ship before and during battle. There are more than fifty vessels spread across five classes: heavy, assault, sniper, support, and scout. Better still, each ship can be configured to fit your personal combat tactics and style — everything from weapons and special abilities to paint jobs and figureheads is yours to customize.
If you’re looking for titanic explosions, Dreadnought has you covered — but the true excitement lies in the tactical, team-driven battles. In Dreadnought, it’s not enough to be the captain that shoots at everything that moves. You’ve got to be the one who works with the team to outsmart and overpower the enemy. Sometimes, that means piloting your flagship into battle, and sometimes it means pulling another ship from your fleet because that’s what the team needs to gain the upper hand.
With five ship classes and tons of ways to customize your loadouts, there are plenty of team tactics to explore. You can use your Corvette to scout enemy positions, and relay that information to your larger, slower, and tougher teammates. Or you can drop a heavy-hitting Dreadnought out in the open, while keeping it healed by a squad of safely hidden Tactical Cruisers. However, these examples just scratch the surface of what’s possible in Dreadnought. The best tactics are often the ones that you and your team develop on your own.