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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I'll post a link to this thread from the main boards. I started to lose interst after patch 249. The latest couple of patches have made the game confusing and (quite frankly) unplayable for me. UWE are a great team but they change fundamental things in one patch without any communication on it, then change again a week later. All this breaks the mods and pisses some people off (who dont have time to relearn.)
agreed that it is good to evolve but not without reason. As you say the tutorial is borked so god help newbies.
Its not the cough that carries you off but the coffin they carry you off in.