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Automaton, a fledgling developer based in Cambridge, has secured $10 million in funding to create an online survival game that lets up to 1000 players fight for supremacy.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

September 19, 2017

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Automaton, a fledgling developer based in Cambridge, has secured $10 million in funding to create an online survival game that could support up to 1000 players at once. 

As reported by VentureBeat, the unnamed title will let players explore a massive 12km squared map, and will feature character progression, social hubs, and a player-driven narrative.

Automaton plans to build its online world using Improbable's SpatialOS cloud computing technology, which means it's the second time in as many weeks a studio using that tech has netted a substantial amount of cash to push on with development.

Last Tuesday, Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios nabbed $10 million to bolster the development of its MMO sandbox, Worlds Adrift

Bossa also made headlines yesterday by announcing the hiring of former Half-Life, Left for Dead, and Portal scribe, Chet Faliszek.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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