We have just launched a major update (v0.115) to Neon Exile that starts a beta test of our new experimental team battle mode. This beta test will run for 1 week and end on September 10th. The standard PvE Fringe Sector will not be available during this time.
When you select the Fringe Sector cable in the main menu you will be taken to a team selection level and will be able to choose between the Vanguard or the Exile team.
The goal of the battle is to destroy the generators of the enemy team. These can only be destroyed with an EMP Bomb and can be rebuilt after they have been destroyed.
Resource Units will be team shared in this game mode. Meaning that there are no personal resources collected, all collected RU will go to a team bank and when you use the Fabricator the cost will be deducted from the team bank.
To build generators you will need to make all of the Generator parts from a Fabricator. This process is the same as building any other complex module like the Health Station or Fabricator. The parts of the generator are too heavy for one pilot to carry, you will need to either make 2 trips to team up to bring all of the parts. Generators will only work when built on an Energy Source (indicated by green smoke).
Please keep in mind this is an experimental beta test and you are likely to encounter bugs, balance problems and mechanics that could be better. The goal of the test is to gather feedback from players on issues as well as the potential of including this game mode permanently.
We have also added new roles to our Discord server which will let you into channels for each team.
Yesterday we had our initial launch of Neon Exile into Early Access on Steam and received a lot of great feedback from players via Discord and in-game voice chat. It was really fun meeting players "in-person" in VR and showing them around the game.
We have created a brief help page that outlines the goals of the game as many players were confused about what to do in the Fringe Sector.
Today we released v0.107 which addresses some of the main concerns with a few quick fixes. This doesn't cover everything and not every change is final, but mostly things we could add quickly to get the update out .
Full details for the updated items are up on our Development Roadmap:
As we approach the initial Early Access release of Neon Exile this summer we have begun to share images and videos of the current state of the game. Over the next few weeks we plan to give the community a better sense of the atmosphere, story and mechanics.
Over the past 6 months, our small indie team at Mythical City Games has been working to create a game that is desperately missing from the VR ecosystem. A persistent open world experience, where your actions matter. Every wall you build, every item you drop, every enemy you take out, affects a live simulation that goes on whether you're playing or not. Enter the world of Neon Exile, a sci-fi MMO built on top of a distributed server system that allows for this type of depth in a virtual world.