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Free-to-play "armada action game" Dreadnought revealed

From the creators of Spec Ops: The Line

Dreadnought is a free-to-play "aerial armada action game" from Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager.

The project might be more familiar to fans of Yager's first game, a futuristic flight combat sim that shared the studio's name. It's being developed in collaboration with publisher Grey Box.

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"Dreadnought harkens back to the PC space combat game we developed when we first started out," Yager art director Mathias Wiese said in a prepared statement. "In the years since, we've been developing and testing some incredible ideas that now perfectly come together in Dreadnought."

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Rather than piloting fighter craft, Dreadnought players take control of massive futuristic battleships. They must plot out their conquest of multiplayer battlefields while managing ship subsystems affected by customizable armaments, gear, and crew.

Yager plans to open up the Unreal Engine 4 powered game for public testing in early 2015. In March 2013, Epic Games announced that Yager was the first European independent studio to license Unreal Engine for a "major next-generation title to be unveiled in the coming months."

The studio revealed earlier this week that it is handling development on Dead Island 2 with publisher Deep Silver, taking over for series creator Techland.

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