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Cloud-native MMO Xbox exclusive reportedly in the works at Mainframe studio

Published: 09:12, 22 October 2021
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A screenshot from Mainframe's website, showing what could be their MMO game
A screenshot from Mainframe's website, showing what could be their MMO game

The unannounced title goes by the codename Pax Dei and it's something that Xbox team are excited about, according to reports.

Nordic-based studio Mainframe are developing a brand new cloud-native MMORPG for Xbox, according to the reports from Jez Corden of Windows Central, which has been corroborated by Insider Jeff Grubb .

The game is currently developed under the codename Pax Dei (The Peace of God) and apparently, it's a project that people from Xbox are really excited about for several reasons. 

One of the reasons could be the actual cloud tech behind this game. We assume that Mainframe would be using Microsoft's cloud tech Azure for the development of the game. As for what cloud-native actually means, reports state that players will be able to access the game through any device - we assume this means devices with xCloud support (mobile, PC, Xbox consoles and TVs).

Mainframe are apparently exploring certain gameplay mechanics that would allow players to do some simpler stuff on their phones like crafting or resource farming, while PC would be reserved for more complex content like raids.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 screenshot showing snowy mountains Flight Simulator 2020 is a cloud-native game

Of course, everything would be playable on any device but the goal is to make certain stuff more enjoyable or perhaps easily playable on the device which makes more sense - raids on PC being the prime example.

Mainframe describe their game as "a cloud-native MMO, a vibrant world with new ways to engage and connect with our friends".  According to the studio "It’s the game of a lifetime."

The game is yet to be officially unveiled. 

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