In terms of explaining Dual Universe, it’s a bit like if you took the open-world sci-fi setting of EVE Online, mixed that with the crafting and building of No Man’s Sky and Space Engineers, and put it all inside of a massive, seamless, single-server MMO with a full-on sandbox structure. That’s a complex elevator pitch, but it seems pretty accurate from what I’ve seen. Players can do everything from exploring planets on foot to terraforming environments to create their own spacecraft, and even manipulating the entire galactic economy. On paper this is about as pure of a player-driven sandbox as I’ve seen yet.
Content retrieved from: https://www.ign.com/articles/dual-universe-pvp-multiplayer-shows-off-the-mmos-impressive-scale.