Keen Software has revealed that the official release date for Miner Wars 2081 is scheduled for second half of 2012. The company will announce a ‘more specific’ release date once they arrive at the final test phase. Rather than releasing quickly and all of a sudden, Keen Software would like to ensure the game has been polished and handles well. Instead of rushing to meet the deadlines, they want to move forward with a ‘will release when it is finished’ mentality.
Miner Wars is a 6DOF interior and exterior space shooter played in a fully destructible environment. Miner Wars 2081 features single player, co-op, and standard multi-player modes. Miner Wars MMO is a massively multiplayer online game situated in the same game universe.
As a player, you operate an advanced mining ship in an open-world asteroid belt area. You dig extensive tunnels, harvest ore, travel the solar system, fight enemies, and discover mysterious alien secrets. Gameplay is driven by an epic story and offers a choice of single/multi-player game, cooperative, or you against everyone.
The story will introduce you to many types of missions: rescue, exploration, revenge, base defense, theft, transportation, stealth, search and destroy, pure harvesting, racing, or just flying around and destroying everything you see.