At E3’s PC Gaming Show, Automaton Games, developer of the upcoming massive multiplayer tactical shooter Mavericks: Proving Grounds debuted its first gameplay trailer, showcasing brand-new features and the unprecedented scale of its highly-anticipated 400-player, next-gen battle royale experience.
Check out the game’s trailer below:
Mavericks’ battle royale will also feature a 1000-player mode that will break the battleground and offer a revolutionary multiplayer experience, Automaton revealed. Available shortly after the game’s launch, these 1000-player battles will feature five-player squads dropped into a continually shrinking section of the game’s 100-square mile map to compete to be the last team standing. 200 to 400-player solo and squad games will be available as standard from Mavericks’ early access release later this year.
Closed Beta and Exclusive E3 Content
Automaton has also announced that its closed beta will launch this August, giving a limited number of players the chance to play Mavericks for the very first time. Players can sign up for a chance to access the free closed beta, and be part of the world’s largest ever battle royale game, at mavericks.gg/closed-beta. Players who sign up before 11:59pm PDT on June 17th (or before 7am on June 18th in the UK) can also claim an exclusive E3 Content Pack that includes a unique in-game weapon skin and starter outfit.
“Players have been asking us when they’ll be able to go hands-on with Mavericks from the moment we shared the first details,” said James Thompson, CEO of Automaton Games.
“At E3, we’re delighted to be able to show off a sample of what they can look forward to, and to open registrations for our closed beta. We’re building not just the world’s biggest battle royale experience, but a game which uses our technology and Improbable’s SpatialOS platform to innovate in ways that go beyond player numbers. Seeing how players experiment with these new tools and systems will help us to take the Mavericks experience to new levels.”
Players joining the Mavericks: Proving Grounds beta can expect a genre-defining experience including advanced gameplay systems such as destructible environments, unique and dynamic wildlife and terrain deformation. This makes Mavericks the world’s only persistent living world battle royale game.
This is made possible thanks to Improbable’s groundbreaking technology, SpatialOS, which is a cloud-based platform for creating games that go beyond the design limitations of traditional server architectures, allowing developers to build massive, living, persistent worlds with player populations that were previously impossible.
Mavericks: Proving Grounds will release in two phases: the battle royale mode at the end of 2018, supplemented by a persistent open world in 2019. To sign up for the free closed beta, visit mavericks.gg/closed-beta.