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Release date announced for Earthrise

Posted by: Chad at 12/28/2010 10:58 AM
Earthrise, the sci-fi MMORPG being developed by Masthead Studios, has been given a release date of February 4, 2011.  The announcement indicated that it will be available through "digital distribution" on that date but didn't specify which ones.  One interesting point was the minimum requirements state a 20GB install for the game.  Holy crap.

Everything else about Earthrise seems fairly straight-forward.  It is a retail game containing skill-based advancement, PvP action, third person combat, and a crafting mechanic.  There will also only be one server for the entire world on launch day; I'm not sure how this will factor into combat with latency so that is something to keep in mind.   Click over to the official site for more information.


Masthead Studios Announces Earthrise Digital Release Date

Highly anticipated MMORPG to hit computers February 2011

SOFIA, BULGARIA – December 28, 2010 - Masthead Studios, a leading independent developer of MMOs, announced today that the highly anticipated MMORPG Earthrise will be available through digital distribution on February 4, 2011.

“The Masthead team is thrilled for the fans who have been following Earthrise closely to now be able to play the game that they have been so eagerly awaiting,” said Atanas Atanasov, producer of Earthrise and director of Masthead Studios. “We have worked incredibly hard to make Earthrise the best sandbox MMORPG on the market, and we can’t wait for players to fully experience all of our hard work and become immersed in Enterra.”

Earthrise is a post-apocalyptic, sci-fi MMORPG set in the distant future. Featuring a unique skill-based advancement system and player-driven economy, as well as extensive, meaningful player-vs.-player combat, Earthrise gives players countless options to forge their destiny through its sandbox-style game mechanics. Whether a noble soldier in the raging conflict between the Continoma and the Noir, a criminal hiding from the law, or a world-renowned engineer whose power extends into intricate trade and politics, players’ actions will echo throughout the game world. Visit www.play-earthrise.com to learn more.

Top Earthrise features include :
  • Unique sandbox environment, allowing players’ actions to influence the entire game world.
  • Distinctive, high-tech post-apocalyptic setting.
  • Sophisticated Player vs. Player (PvP) mechanics.
  • Dynamic third-person combat featuring dynamic targeting, customizable power armor and hundreds of high-tech weapons.
  • Deep crafting mechanics that allow players to design and manufacture unique items from blueprints and raw resources.
  • Friendly to casual players, with challenges designed for the hardcore audience.
  • Single, massive world. Earthrise will run on one server for players in all regions.
Minimum Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7
  • Free hard drive space: 20 GB
  • CPU: 2.4+ GHz Single Core Processor
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA 7800GT+ or ATI Radeon 9800 SE 256-bit
  • High bandwidth internet connection (DSL, Cable)
About Masthead Studios
Masthead Studios is an independent game development studio focusing on innovative, next-generation MMORPGs. The company is currently developing Earthrise, a next-generation post-apocalyptic, sci-fi MMORPG, integrating its own proprietary engine technology that is specifically designed to handle dynamic, persistent online worlds while providing top-notch graphics and realistic physics. Masthead Studios is located in the emerging technology hub of Sofia, Bulgaria, enabling the studio to leverage local and international talent. For more information please visit www.mastheadstudios.com.