[Nov 11, 2013, 9:24 pm ET] - Share - Viewing Comments
A free expansion is in the works for FTL: Faster Than Light
which will be
released for the throwback space strategy game next year along with a new
version of the game that will work on iPads and iPad. The
FTL: Faster Than Light website
offers this trailer
and the following
We’ve been working hard over the summer and are excited to
finally officially announce a free expansion, FTL: Advanced Edition! FTL: AE is
a huge content addition that includes new weapons, drones, augments, systems,
enemies, and more. Here are some details on just a few of the additions visible
in the trailer:
- Mind Control System: Temporarily turn enemies into
allies. Force a boarder to repair the damage they just did, or have the
enemy pilot sabotage their own helm.
- Hacking System: Lockdown and disrupt enemy
systems. Unique effects for each system, ranging from forcing a teleporter
remove boarders to making the medbay damage instead of heal.
- New Sector and Events: Our writer Tom Jubert has
returned along with special guest writer Chris Avellone (of Planescape
fame), who managed to find some time for us between his work on Project
Eternity and Wasteland 2. They’ve been helping us add a new sector and
scatter new events throughout the rest of the game.
- New Weapons and Effects: Many new weapons that
take advantage of new mechanics: overcharging to increase the number of
volleys, stun effects to freeze crew, and area effect targeting, to name a
- And more systems, drones, augments, enemy ships,
enemy layouts, and hostile environments. All of which we’ll be sure to talk
about more in the coming weeks!
In addition to new content, we’ve continued to polish FTL and add some of the
most requested small features. As a few examples: you’ll be able to save your
crew positions and send them back to battle-stations, save and quit during
combat, and find more items for purchase in stores.
For the purists out there, FTL vanilla will still be available. All of the new
content can be disabled from within the hangar before starting a new
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||Re: FTL: Faster Than Light Expansion Next Year
||Nov 11, 2013, 21:37
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 11, 2013, 21:32:
Interesting, especially since it'll be free. I'll try FTL again when this is released.
I played FTL for a bit, but it just isn't a "fun" game to me. It reminds me a lot of Oregon Trail; depressing, somewhat dependent on random events, and ultimately if you win you don't feel a great sense of satisfaction, just a flat sense of recognition of some lucky rolls. Some of the best sessions, gameplay wise by me, still resulted in losses because of some random nonsense. Conversely I won a few times after making horrible mistakes. Aggravating.
At least for me.
Strange comment, given your moniker.
I'm really looking forward to this. I have a few dozen hours into FTL, and will gladly go back to play new races and try new strategies.