Unlike many other 3D virtual environments, Entropia Universe is not based on shards. This means that instead of duplicating content on servers, rather it is designed as one continuous world where all participants worldwide can explore, meet each other and interact during a wide range of activities.
To achieve this unique Open Landscape, MindArk has developed a seamless server technology, tailored specifically for this application. Hundreds of servers are connected to create Open Landscapes with seamless transitions and on-demand streaming - One World.
As planets grow in popularity, new land areas, cities and continents can be graphically created and seamlessly integrated with the existing parts of the planet.
Each planet in Entropia Universe is comprised of a number of so called Areas. Each Area is 8 x 8 square kilometers in size and can contain any type of 3D content (environment, landscapes, buildings etc).