There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it? 10 years after the discharge of Star Wars: Empire at War, a Steam replace has introduced its on-line multiplayer again onlie.
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In a collaboration between Disney and the unique developer Petroglyph, a special patch has reactivated Empire at War’s on-line multiplayer, together with including assist for mods through Steam Workshop. Empire at War was one of many many video games who misplaced their potential to be performed on-line, following the shutdown of GameSpy again in 2013. Since then, galactic commanders had to make use of providers like Gameranger in the event that they wished to play Empire at War towards their pals.
Luckily, this replace restores Empire at War’s on-line performance, permits gamers to connect with others with out the usage of third-party applications. Petroglyph have additionally fastened up some long-standing bugs and at last added windowed assist for this 10 yr outdated RTS.
For those that have by no means performed Empire at War, it’s remembered primarily for its expansive Galactic Conquest mode, the place gamers take management of both the Rebel Alliance or the Empire and vye for management of your entire galaxy. Commanders need to stability useful resource gathering and technological analysis, whereas warding off assaults from enemy factions. Battles may happen both on the bottom or in house, with house battles being the true spotlight. Players may create big armadas and even carry big ships just like the Super Star Destroyer into fight.
If you already personal Empire at War, the multiplayer replace is obtainable on Steam without spending a dime proper now. To rejoice the reactivation of multiplayer, Star Wars: Empire at War is on sale on Steam, going for 50% off at $9.99/£7.49. For these leaping in for the primary time, I like to recommend downloading the Thrawn’s Revenge overhaul mod which acts like a free third growth to the already huge RTS.