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DayZ creator's new game Ion is an online space oddity

DayZ creator Dean Hall is making a new game built on the perils and prosperity of space exploration. Hall announced at Microsoft's E3 press conference that his latest project, Ion, will be one of the first games on Microsoft's early-access style Xbox Game Preview platform.

Hall introduced a brief trailer which showed groups of astronauts floating in orbit, seeming to collaborate on bits and pieces of new technology. He said he wants the game to be grounded in the the laws of physics and chemistry.

The video was pretty high concept without much indication of what the actual play experience will be like, but players will be able to help shape its direction (whatever it is) through Xbox Game Preview.

"We are the architects of this new universe, but you the players through Xbox One Game Preview and PC, will govern its destiny," Hall said.

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