Onset Game: the next big thing?

December 12, 2019

What’s up gamers, some of you have probably heard of a new kid on the block, Onset releasing tomorrow on the 13th of December.

What’s Onset?

For those of you that haven’t heard of it, Onset is aiming to be a sandbox/roleplay framework game.

It’s built on Unreal Engine, and development started in 2017. It’s going to be a PC exclusive, and the map that comes with the game is going to be a whopping 20kmĀ²! The minimum system specs are:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-750 Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 2GB

Can I run my own Onset server?

According to the Onset developers, servers will be able to handle up to 300 players at a time, We’re planning to offer Onset Server Hosting as soon as possible.

Does Onset support modding?

It will include a lot of assets in the base game, which modders can use, and a Lua API similar to Garry’s Mod. You will also be able to load C++ modules on the server, to enable multi-threaded workloads.

The Onset developers have released documentation for the game API here, and they have also have some example scripts on their GitHub here: https://github.com/BlueMountainsIO/OnsetLuaScripts

How much will Onset cost?

According to the developers of Onset, the game is going to cost under 20 Euros. However no official price has been announced.

You can find the game on Steam here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1105810/Onset/