Square Enix Collective confirmed the Boundless launch date is set to be this coming September 11. Boundless for those unaware is a sandbox MMO developed by UK studio Wonderstruck where you explore planets and create societies that are entirely player run, and it’ll be coming onto PC and PS4 with cross-play.
“With our full launch in September, we’re excited to see where [players] take the full game,” said James Austin, director of developer Wonderstruck. “Especially given that PC and PS4 gamers will all be operating within the same space, crafting and creating with each other within the same worlds.”
One of the key attractions of Boundless for players stems from the fact that pretty much everything in the game is put together by players themselves. Settlements are built by players, the economy is impacted by players and government structures are dictated by players, and so on.
Square Enix felt that cross-platform play was important to this ethos, which is why, whether you’re on PC or PS4, everyone shares the same universe. “To play together was always vital,” said Phil Elliot, director of indie publishing at Square Enix West. “You do it in a single, unsharded universe in full view of the entire player-base.”
Another rather unique aspect of the Boundless MMO comes from that while you’re able to explore multiple planets, the game doesn’t feature any sort of space travel. Instead, you look up into the sky at a planet you’d like to explore, and create a portal there, connecting it to one where you currently are. Pretty neat no?
You can play the full release of the Boundless MMO when it comes to PC and PS4 on September 11. If you’re super keen it’s also in Early Access on Steam.