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AI War 2 release hits Early Access in two weeks

ai war 2 rts release in early access in two weeks on linux mac windows

AI War 2 RTS strategy sim to release in Early Access for Linux, Mac and Windows. Thanks to Arcen Games who are announcing the debut on Steam coming on October 18th. Which is impressive for an Early Access release.

AI War 2 is a grand strategy/RTS hybrid against an overwhelming, inhuman enemy. Who has conquered the galaxy. The enemy also makes one single error: underestimating you. So you must steal as much technology as you can. Taking enough territory to fortify your bases and also launch your attacks.

Since every conquest you make turns the attention of the AI ever more in your direction. Choose your targets with care.

AI War 2 is the epic sequel to 2009’s space strategy hit, AI War: Fleet Command. Also critically acclaimed for its dastardly AI and totaling nearly 2 million units sold. With more than 650,000 base game sales and 1.15m expansion purchases made to date. The game also holds a solid 91% Positive review rating on Steam.

AI War 2: Early Access Launch Trailer (Linux, Mac, Windows)

What’s New and What Are We Working On?
Arcen Games still have a lot they want to add, and even more to polish. But the current version of AI War 2 is already vast:

  • Many optional factions, each with their own goals and strategy, creating a living galaxy.
  • Polished gameplay mechanics, representing everything learned from the original AI War: Fleet Command‘s six expansions.
  • Redesigned UI, currently going through iterations.
  • Over 1700 lines of spoken dialogue from more than 25 actors, and more to come for the AI itself.
  • 1.5 hours of new music added to the 4.5 hour score included from the original AI War: Fleet Command.
  • A ton of map types, with a lot of sub-options to make them even more varied.
  • Crazy moddability, with many levers available in easily-accessible XML.
  • Multiplayer is temporarily disabled, but still being implemented.
  • Multithreading for modern performance, and a codebase that will not summon an elder god.

Early Access Release:

AI War 2 will retail for $19.99 USD in Early Access for Linux, Mac and Windows. Plus there is also a discount coming for launch week. I expect the same deal will be available on both Steam and Humble Store.

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