Release of the 2115 modification has now been announced and the key aspects to this release are the increase in the player environment, ensuring a rich, interactive and absorbing game play. The Void mod now includes over 115 distinctive and unique space systems for the players to visit and explore. This coupled with over 2,500 locations to land makes the The Void one of, if not the largest Freelancer Multiplayer servers remaining. The 2115 mod also moves Freelancer away from the standard multi player platform and enters the MMO environment due to the quantity of content added to the mod.
To ensure all types of player are catered for, new ships, weaponry and new commodities to trade with have also been added. In addition to these and adding to the already immersive game play are new NPC factions and additional role play functionality for players.
The not-for-profit community and fan site coupled with the huge multiplayer server has continued to grow and expand even though the game is over six years old.
Whilst the game spawned many multi player servers in its infancy of release, very few have been able to continue to expand, add new players and provide new elements to the game as successfully as The Void. This is recognised in the number of new players registering (for free) at the community website – Voidserver.com.
The community of players now over 10,000 and over 7,000 active community members provides a wealth of insight into the success and development of the original game and confirms that the Freelancer game still attracts new players.
The long awaited space game – Freelancer was released some six years ago to great acclaim and excellent reviews from critics, however, few thought that after six years the game would still have a healthy multiplayer community. Microsoft Game Studios described the game as experiencing a vast, open-ended universe filled with an infinite number of adventures. You are the freelancer Edison Trent, an intergalactic jack-of-all-trades. Your mission: whatever you want. Become a smuggler or a ruthless space thug, a naval hero or a trader. Dodge through asteroid fields while piloting elite spacecraft. The action is endless as you make your way through 48 known star systems. Greed, morality, compassion, anger... whatever motivates you, the dynamic universe will respond. Take the first step. The universe is waiting.