Starborne (PC) The Epic MMORTS enters Open Beta on April 2nd, The most radical map overhaul and feature updates set to be introduced
With over 180,000 registered players and after 77,000 days or 211 years of game time played during its Alpha, Starborne, the science-fiction MMORTS from Icelandic developer Solid Clouds, will be heading into Open Beta on April 2ndwith a roster of new additions and improvements.
With over five years of empire building, political intrigue and galactic warfare under its belt, Starborne is about to enter the next exciting stage of its development cycle including a brand new game map based on the lessons learnt from past Alphas, as well as dedicated safer starting zones and higher resource yielding areas that will incentivise expansion and make the game more dynamic.
For the first time ever, there will be three unique ways to win a game of Starborne; Military conquest deep in the galaxy, industrial superiority, or domain by controlling the most amount of space. Additionally, a core focus has been put on making the game more robust and new player-friendly.
Speaking about the Open Beta launch, Stefán Gunnarsson, co-founder and CEO of Solid Clouds said, “I’m so proud of the new map design. It really manages to condense all the lessons we’ve learned over the past 5 years. With it, we are both catering to more play styles and also able to supercharge the deeply player-driven political side of the game.“
The key features and additions being introduced for the Starborne Open Beta:
A new map with zones that encourage expansion and empire building
Three distinct victory conditions catering to different play style – Military, Industrial and Domain
Improved game performance and stability
The improved game pace and increase to a 10-week game round
Alliance size reduced to 15
For the very first time, an in-game Tutorial
An android Companion App preview
Mysterious alien artefacts, vortexes and broken planets are now on the frontier
Badges to commemorate your progress and your achievements on the frontier
Brand new Empire Skins and Map Pins make the map come alive
Starborne is a massively multiplayer real-time sci-fi strategy game where you build your empire alongside thousands of other players and wage war for control of the galaxy. Each individual game is played over an eight-week period across a unique seamless map. Players must strategize and forge alliances to put themselves in the strongest possible position for the intensely competitive endgame that will decide the fate of everything.
For more information and to register to play for free, visit https://starborne.com
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