Tribes Universe, as it has been named, will be a PvP (player versus player) focused shooter that allows for huge 100+ player battles.
Hi-Rez said ”We can’t transform Global Agenda to a large scale battle format but since we liked this concept a lot, we decided to create a new game based on large scale fighting.”
“In order to develop the new game many significant steps had to be taken, including: A significant rewrite to the unreal engine servers to allow for 100+ players to be fighting in the same map, a new UI system that is more efficient, a different implementation of character visuals, a new terrain system, etc.”
Serious Global Agenda players, it seems, will be given front-row seats to try out the new game, too. “Alpha testing will begin at the start of the year (about 3 months from now) and Global Agenda players with level 50 characters will have priority in entering Alpha and Beta testing.”