Indie publisher Grey Box, in collaboration with Germany’s Studio YAGER, has something big in store for 2015: Dreadnought, a F2P sci-fi, ship-to-ship combat game that pits teams of players against each other, piloting gigantic flying battleships bristling with more guns than you can shake a very futuristic stick at.

“Dreadnought harkens back to the PC space combat game we developed when we first started out,” explained Mathias Wiese, Art Director and Co-Founder at YAGER. “In the years since, we’ve been developing and testing some incredible ideas that now perfectly come together in Dreadnought. Grey Box has been an amazing partner and we’re incredibly thankful they share our vision for what Dreadnought will become.”

YAGER promises lots of customization for your vessel of death, including armament, crew skills, subsystems, and more. My German’s not so hot, but I can make out a few English-sounding words — “destroyer,” “artillery cruiser,” “sniper,” “corvette,” “tactical cruiser,” and, of course, “dreadnaught” lead one to think that ships will be able to fulfill a variety of roles. Whatever your language, you can’t help but be impressed by the shiny weapon effects and the detail on the ships themselves.

Dreadnaught is set to enter public testing in 2015 and will use the Unreal 4 engine.

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  1. Ninetenduh on June 15, 2014

    Looks pretty much like a Star Conflict clone, just with better effects. I kind of like what i saw tho.

  2. 1koko on June 11, 2014

    did i hear smth about ac 4 black flag ?

  3. Noriac on June 11, 2014

    Gameplay looks almost the same Star Trek Online pvp. I had a good time pvp there hopefully this won’t be disappointing. Will be playing this while waiting for Star Citizen next year.

  4. Jooq on June 10, 2014

    Why they’re not in space? 🙂 Such big ships…Plus it looks a little retarded and for some reason there is no anti air guns or something (ai controlled maybe) to look more realistic, because ya know…there is battle in the skies -.-

    • bloodybadger on June 10, 2014

      Keep in mind this is early alpha so they may AA guns later

    • LordHikaru on June 10, 2014

      Kind of glad for once its not in space. Kinda getting tired of getting disoriented because I dunno whats up from down lol.

  5. exe on June 10, 2014

    “corvette”? a ship type called “corvtte”? I hope it won’t lead to any trouble with the car company chevrolet

    • Curst on June 10, 2014

      You don’t know much about battleships except for the fact that “they float”, do you? Just google “corvette battleship”. >_>

    • Dame on June 10, 2014

      A Corvette is a type of warship that has been around since the 17th century. Chevrolet did not create that name.

    • Zombie on June 10, 2014

      Public Education at its finest right here.

  6. Tuga4Ever on June 10, 2014

    I’d really preferred a good “MOUNTED” instead of a stupid comment about a trailer which means sh*****t “boring and brainless” he says does he plays WoT??? probably not because of his too big brain don’t fit in his belly.He’s as to be the next gen of human who’s playing what??? dice??? cards??? if he knows the difference between a Jack and a Queen and it depends where you play it!!!! Frankly I’m tired of look looking at YOUR comments. They don’t mean sh*t because 99% doesn’t play long enough to truly have an opinion or it’s just a grudge against the publisher/distributer/developer.So please don’t stop to publish your BS so I can give you my GFY!!!!!

  7. Jambock on June 10, 2014

    Cool, but i would like it more in the space and not inside a atmosfere.

    • Adrian87 on June 14, 2014

      Same. I would have preferred them to make it in space. I hope there could be more maps and some of them could be in space.
      The downside is that you would then have learn to play in different environments and would be more difficult. Different types of obstacles and difference in gravity is a must add (weapon behavior, ship damage, explosions, etc could be different to, but i don’t think they’ll go that far as a indie team).
      Even if the game would be harder to master i would still prefer to at least have some maps in space.

  8. Kapow on June 10, 2014

    Beautiful looking… boring and brainless world of tanks’ish team deathmatch.. sad, whatever.