Early Access for MMO Game Atlas went live on December 22nd 2018. During Early Access, players have an opportunity to enjoy the game while still contributing feedback to its development. Those looking to join in the Atlas Game world can do so via Steam in 2018, and Xbox in early 2019. You can visit the Atlas page to learn more about the game.
When is Early Access for Atlas?
Early Access on PC & Steam
Atlas launches on Steam Early Access for a few selected invitees (mostly streamers, content creators) on Friday 21st December and will be available for general access on Saturday 22nd December.
(Previously slated for release on December 19th 2018 at 6pmEST/11pmGMT. Grapeshot announced a further delay on the 19th.)
(Originally slated for release on the 13th, Grapeshot announced a delay on 11th December.)
Early Access on Xbox
Atlas launches on the Xbox Game Preview Program in early 2019.
What can players do in Atlas Game Early Access?
Early Access offers an evolving experience of the game, as it is expected that player feedback will heavily influence development. Regardless, those who try out Early Access can count on the following being available?
- Players can create a character, pick one of the many Disciplines and explore hundreds of Skills
- Players can find and use Equipment, and explore the many Crafting options by gathering Resources.
- Players can being to explore the Maps, with its many Freeports, Locations and Creatures
- Quests and Treasure Maps can be completed
- Players can customize their Ships and Crew
Atlas Game Early Access FAQ
WHAT THE DEVELOPERS HAVE TO SAY:
Why Early Access?
“ATLAS is one of the most ambitious online worlds of all time and while everything we have listed in the feature section will be there around Early Access launch, we are going to need the feedback, insight, and creativity of the game players to build on that foundation and balance the game optimally over a period of time.”
Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
“ATLAS will be an Early Access title for approximately 2 years.”
How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
“ATLAS is going to better balanced, and have even more content and features than the initial game driven by player feedback and whatever direction players desire to see the game evolve in.”
What is the current state of the Early Access version?
“Everything in the features section will be there around Early Access Launch and the game will be an unparalleled massively multiplayer experience from Day One.”
Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
“ATLAS will increase in price when the game is fully launched.”
How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
“We'll be taking feedback from players across multiple social platforms, conducting livestreams, open-forums and hosting events where we can meet players in person and gather their feedback.”
What are the System Requirements
The basic system requirements recommended for Atlas on PC are as follows, but please bear in mind that these are the minimum and ensure only a successful launch of the game - Atlas may require significantly more capable hardware to run at high settings.
|OS||Windows 7/Windows 8.1/Windows 10 (64-bit)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320|
|Memory||4 GB RAM|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GTX 770 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB|
|Storage||100 GB available space|
|Additional Notes||Player must have broadband internet connection for multiplayer|