Square Enix has announced a September 11 release date for Boundless, the latest game to come via the publisher's indie focused Square Enix Collective banner.
As you can see, the game is a "voxel sandbox MMO" which is a nice way of saying "Minecraft clone" - but that's a little unfair. Boundless does a few things that Minecraft can't. There's a stronger emphasis on the MMO aspect, with players collaborating to create persistent cities and cultures, and that in turn leads to features such as trade and commerce.
Probably more exciting is the idea of multiple different worlds that you can seamlessly switch between using dimensional portals. So you can invade another realm, or just explore and search for new resources far beyond the world you start out in.
There's a familiar chunkiness to the landscape, but the characters have more than a little Skylanders about them. Will that be enough to lure kids away from the decade-old Minecraft? We'll find out on September 11, when Boundless launches for PS4 and PC.