Worlds announces the release of the Reinforced expansion for Natural
Selection 2, offering new free content for their action/strategy sequel. The
release is free, but you know what they say about free lunches, and they have
launched a Reinforcement
Program which seeks funding to continue to produce such content. To see if
you think it's worth it, a free weekend for the game us currently underway
on Steam, and the game is
on sale for 75% off. This
launch trailer shows off the new add-on, and here's word:
Marines. Cluster Grenades. Biodome. Bone shield. Webs. Dual Railguns. Linux
Support. Single Player Interactive Tutorial, Commander Tutorial,
Special/Deluxe/Standard first person view models – Those are just some of the
pieces of content released today. Look further back, and the updates have flowed
. Released incrementally to everyone that owned NS2 before the release of
Reinforced, twenty-four individual updates have
dramatically increased performance, improved map layouts,
completely revamped NS2 balance mechanics, and more. Together, these twenty
four updates make Reinforced a monstor that everyone at
Unknown Worlds is immensely proud of.
We are also immensely proud that Reinforced is free. Six months of game
development is not cheap, and we have often discussed how we might continue to
pay for keeping the studio focused on Natural Selection 2 full time. Various
options were discussed – Including making Reinforced a separate Steam DLC, or
introducing in-game micro-tran$actions. But these monetisation methods do not
fit with our culture. Knowing we must pay the bills to keep the lights on, we
decided to introduce the Reinforcement Program:
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Primary reason I stopped playing after only a few weeks. You CANNOT suffer framerate issues in a game this focused on precision aiming.
So this isn't just because the new expansion just released? Nmhhh.... anyway, for a First Impression this one was an epic fail. For me the non working Tutorial was worse, because the game seems to have become even more opaque for a new player.
No, performance was bad for a while, then it got better a few patches ago, then literally the day before this free weekend they released this new patch which DESTROYED performance. It's stupid and they're losing hundreds if not thousands of sales because of it. It's really sad. I love the game and I want it to succeed but they're shooting themselves in the foot and I don't know why.
yeah i take my last comment back, i gave it go but the performance is currently terrible.
still feels like you are moving in mud its awful.
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