PlayerUnknown’s New Game Looks Outrageously Ambitious

Hey, remember PlayerUnknown? A sin PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Where PUBG to your friends? Yeah, well Brendan Greene aka PlayerUnknown has provided details on his latest game project, named “Artemis”, which aims to be an Earth-sized open-source virtual environment supporting hundreds of thousands of players who can create or play whatever they want.

Here’s the catch, though. Greene also wants users to be able to monetize what they do, essentially turning all user-generated content into NFTs. In an interview with Nathan Brown on the Damage Points newsletter, Greene mentions, “We are building a digital place that has to have an economy, and it has to have systems at work. And I think you should be able to extract value from a digital place; it has to be like the internet, where you can do things that will make money for you.

In the same interview, Greene emphasized that he wants all of Artemis to remain open-source technology, saying, “It’s for everyone, isn’t it? Ultimately, this should not be controlled by us. It will be a platform that we help maintain, perhaps, but it’s something that anyone can log into, and anyone can host a bit of themselves.

Let’s put the whole NFT thing aside for a hot second and talk about how Greene plans to create such a big world. Artemis’ engine, named Melba, is developed in-house at Greene’s development studio, PlayerUnknown Productions. Because the goal with Artemis is to have a massive procedurally generated world, it’s understandable that no current game engine is up to the task. Designed first and foremost for scalability, Melba is designed to build an AI-powered world that would normally require a team of artists to accomplish.

About a year ago, PlayerUnknown Productions released a 30-second teaser for Prologue, a game intended to serve as a tech demo showcasing Melba’s abilities.

On paper, Artemis’ goals are incredibly ambitious, and while I like the idea of ​​users getting paid for their contributions, I can’t help but feel a similar sense of dread and wonder when I think about who is going to moderate a market. on such an impressive scale. If our synopsis has piqued your interest, you can head over to the PlayerUnknown Productions website to learn more about Artemis, Prologueand Melba.


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