Fractured Space Activates Action Stations with Phase 3 Update, New Player Events
Team-Based Space Combat Game Boosts Action Side of Strategic Gameplay with Less Flying, More Fighting—and More Ways for Players to Reap Rewards
Guildford, UK – April 6, 2016 – Edge Case Games, developers of the award-winning team-based space combat game with over one million players, Fractured Space, today revealed the game’s Phase 3 updates that boost action and game speed have gone live and can be downloaded for free. The new update features a tighter Conquest 2.0 game map to encourage more direct confrontation, makes resource mining more impactful with new drone ships that can be shot down to reduce enemy resources, provides more help for new players with audio Base Commander tips, gets players back into the action faster with shorter respawn rates and much more. The updated gameplay can be seen in today’s new Phase 3 trailer, released in conjunction with the game’s Steam promotion running over the weekend.
Fractured Space pits two teams of five giant capital ships against each other in matches that highlight teamwork and strategy with MOBA-style lanes as players work together to destroy the enemy’s team base. While the free-to-play game continues to emphasize strategy, the new action-oriented changes take into account player feedback for “less flying around and more fighting!” As such, closer quarters maps for the game’s three-lane Conquest mode bring ships nearer the action at all times—without reducing the importance of team tactics or the ability to defend team bases.
The team’s commitment to player satisfaction go beyond core game changes. Edge Case’s live operations focus also provides new player events and rewards on a weekly basis, including 30 day rewards. Next up, starting on April 13th, is a “Credits Rampage” where if the player community earns 100 million credits, all contributors will be awarded a unique Pioneer skin, with a unique Colossus skin arriving if players hit 200 million credits. Other recent events include the Unique Fleets Tournament that began March 25th on Razer Arena, log-in rewards with Legendary Captain Jingles, based on YouTube personality Jingles, and Super Space Bowl XLXX, which pitted US player vs. the rest of the world with free crew pods on the line.
Other updates include the ability to fly any ship in solo vs. AI mode for more comprehensive, free battle testing before purchase, tougher and more strategic AI captains for bot play, a crew level up system for more comprehensive ship customization and other improvements. Complete update details can be found in the Phase 3 update patch notes.
Edge Case Games will keep adding new features to the game under its Open Development model that prioritizes player feedback and shares upcoming plans for comments before they are implemented. The battle to dominate space continues—jump in and help your team to fight to victory!
About Edge Case Games
Formed in 2014 from the team behind the hit space game, Strike Suit Zero, Edge Case Games brings its expertise and passion for space games to its inaugural title, the tactical space MOBA, Fractured Space. Based in the development hotbed of Guildford, UK, the team is dedicated to expanding the scope and scale of space-based gaming through an open development philosophy that leverages the enthusiasm of the gaming community.
About Fractured Space
Fractured Space is the award-winning team-based space combat game fought in gigantic capital ships with strategy, teamwork and MOBA elements. Fractured Space officially launched for PC on September 22, 2016 and currently has over one million registered players and an 80% Metacritic rating. The game, which recently saw the Phase 3 update that boosted its action quotient, features over 30 customizable ships, tuned battle mechanics, two different game modes, deep team strategy, gorgeously detailed graphics and a balanced free-to-play economy. Along with team combat, the game features AI Captains for solo and co-op play vs. bots. The “equal but different” ships in the game range from damage-dealing cruisers to long range snipers to helpful support ships to more specialized spaceships requiring expert control for maximum effectiveness. The game is available free-to-play for PC on Steam.