Progress on the title has been steady, but for enthusiastic would-be players, the wait is nearly over.
According to the team, February 1st is the date when players will be able to participate in Project Genesis’ closed beta.
Participants taking part in this beta will be able to stress-test the game mechanics and report any issues back to the development team.
This initial wave of ‘Test Pilots’ will have a direct influence over the game’s future direction, according to the team behind Genesis.
Terry Hammer, a member of the production team, specifies what the team is looking for in pilots:
“We’re looking for those who love first person shooter games and space combat with an interest in helping shape the direction of a new genre,” Hammer continues.
“If you care about game quality and want to experience a unique take on frenetic space combat, apply to be a Project Genesis Test Pilot today.”
Those that otherwise miss out on this test flight will have other opportunities to get in the pilot seat, according to the team. The conclusion of this closed test will be followed up with an open-alpha starting in summer 2019.
Features and requirements
For those otherwise unfamiliar, Project Genesis leverages high-quality graphics from the Unreal 4 Engine.
This allows for AAA graphics, while also making use of the Ethereum blockchain.
Currently, the closed test has the following requirements for aspiring play-testers:
Windows 7 64-bit or later
Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster
NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher
8 GB RAM
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