When it comes to games in outer space titles; Edge Case Games seeks to join that category. With games such as Strike Suit Zero (PS4/PC), EVE Online (PC), StarConflict (PC), and even Dust 514 (PS3 – EVE Online sister-game); Fractured Space now has the right to join that list thanks to developer Edge Case Games (VStrike Suit Zero veteran developers based team) now that it has landed on Steam Early Access. Set within a unknown time period within the future, Fractured Space allows players to take on tactical battles from within their insanely large capital ships within online battles. These conflicts will be occur within large team-based conflicts, and will allow players to have a new look at space combat scenarios.
Those scenarios can now be enjoyed by those that join the games Early Access for a not-so-expensive 9.99 USD for the Forerunner pack and 19.99 USD for the games Forerunner Fleet Pack. So what do these packs offer? The Forerunner Fleet pack will provide players with four game keys so that they can recruit a team of friends to join the game in a tactical space combat grouping while the 9.99 USD Forerunner pack is a single key for one person. The Founders Packs, which both of these are, will offer a range of perks such as exclusive ships, boosters, crew(s), and ranks. All of these, however, will be introduced at a later unspecified date.
“Our open development journey for Fractured Space started with our first playable build and it’s exciting to welcome new players into the game as we launch on Steam Early Access,” said James Brooksby, CEO of Edge Case Games. “Every player can participate in exciting tactical space battles while also getting a chance to become new contributors to Fractured Space’s ongoing development.”
“We have huge ambition for what Fractured Space can become and bringing it to Early Access is the next stage of our journey. Even at this early stage we feel the quality of our vision shines through. The team, hand in hand with the community, are building a game that takes space combat in a completely new and exciting direction.”
With those statements, it is understandable why a title such as this one is heavily funded, supported, and has a chance to remain successful from both fans and the developer.
Fractured Space is powered by the Unreal Engine 4 and is scheduled for a full release in 2015.
Edge Case has been vocal in committing to an open development ethic for Fractured Space and has held regular private playtest sessions and shared sprint plans, prototypes, concept art and capital ship renders with the continuously growing community.
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