Grapeshot Games announced that their open-world pirate MMO Atlas will be delayed by one week, the game will now launch on PC-via Steam on December 19.
Atlas is developed by the creators of ARK: Survival Evolved and combines open-world exploration with the idea that everyone gets to be a pirate. With the development team led by Jeremy Stieglitz and Jesse Rapczak, Atlas will host up to 40,000 players exploring the same globe at one time. This means that the possibilities are almost endless of what the player can do with their time and how they wish to live their new life as a pirate.
Players will also be able to build custom ships, search for buried treasure, siege and conquer fortresses, plunder traveling merchants and build their crew as they explore the world.
The team shared this statement about the delay:
After thinking carefully over the past several days, we’ve decided to delay the ATLAS launch until December 19th to give the team more time to run through this massive game’s extensive content.
It’s a vast virtual world out there across the ATLAS, and the team’s going to use that extra time to review every portion of it thoroughly. We’re sorry about the delay, and we know how much everyone is looking forward to establishing their empires!
The team here at Grapeshot is so excited to bring this new world to life with you, and we know it’s going to be an absolute blast. So please keep your powder dry a little bit longer, and at long last next Wednesday the 19th, we’ll be joining you on the most excellent adventure of our lifetimes!
You can watch the newest trailer below:
Author’s take: Take your time developers, we can wait.
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