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Ships Ahoy - Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition & Free DLC

Paradox Interactive announces the release of Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition, an updated edition of Kerberos Productions strategy sequel. This includes all the updates released over the past year, all the game's DLC, and End of Flesh, a new DLC pack that adds new content and an entirely new faction. The new DLC is also being offered for free to owners of Sword of the Stars II in gratitude for suffering through the game's early woes, as they say: "Paradox and Kerberos would like to thank their audience for their patience and support as they worked hard on getting Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter into its current condition." Here's a feature list:

  •  The new Loa race with a new drive for their ships the Neutrino Pulse Gate
  • Over 25 new technologies including a new tech tree for cybernetics
  • 10 new weapons and attack systems
  • Expanded ship building options for all six original factions, including new Leviathan class ships
  • 2 new independent races to seduce or bludgeon into your imperial orbit
  • New random encounters and mission types
  • All previously released faction based DLC the voices, the badges, the avatars, the skins...all of it

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10. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 3, 2012, 13:46 Slashman
 
Lobster wrote on Dec 3, 2012, 13:37:
Most game companies have that kind of zeal and put in that kind of effort. They just call it "alpha testing" and do it before the game comes out.

Most game companies do not update and support a game 5 years after it comes out. Which is what they also did for SoTS1.

I'm not excusing the bad launch at all, but most game companies would simply cut and run after a launch like that. Take a look at Legends of Pegasus and Novacore.
 
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