The upcoming ship simulator game from Paradox Interactive will be a multiplayer nautical experience.
It has today been announced that Ship Simulator Extremes will include a multiplayer mode at launch, allowing up to 24 players to enjoy the seven seas together. The multiplayer mode will involve the players taking individual vessels and indulging in the free roaming missions that are available.
Your own imagination is the limit. In the multiplayer mode, you can tackle anything from oil rig explosions to rescue missions and work together as a unit â€“ seeking to improve response time and efficiency. Salvage your friendâ€™s distressed boat as the tugboat captain or seek assistance from other players in your quest to get into port on time. Missions that seem a daunting task to take on alone, can now be tried with the help from your online friends.
â€œWe are looking forward to have players sail together in the multiplayer mode of Ship Simulator Extremes. Players can use their imagination to create their own scenarios and take them on together. In most real life missions, a coordinated effort is required to tackle the toughest of situations. The multiplayer mode will allow players to do just that in Ship Simulator Extremes,â€ said Frank Dolmans, CMO at VSTEP.
This news certainly raises interest in the game, offering something for the more casual gamer. The game, which is due out on August 27th, certainly looks good. But up until this announcement, I can’t help but feel that the game would only appeal to the hardcore sim gamers. The inclusion of multiplayer, with up to 24 players at that, opens a whole social aspect to the experience.