A fourth marketing campaign and soiled gert fleets are within the works for Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2, which formally launched at this time, although the primary post-launch precedence is to, ah, end its cooperative mode. Right now that’s formally classed as “in an early access state”, mainly as a consequence of working out of time, with the polished and de-bugged mode anticipated to comply with in a number of months. Beyond that, they’re taking a look at including a brand new mode with enormous fleets, tweaking steadiness, and so forth. While the unfinished co-op is a bummer, contemplating Armada II is in any other case fairly respectable for spacechurches and meatships blowing one another to heck in an everlasting futurewar, the additions sound good.
Publishers Focus Home Interactive mentioned in today’s launch announcement that “as we’re working around the clock to polish every part of the game, we’re forced to release the co-op mode in an early access state today.” They clarify that it’s playable however “we’re simply not entirely satisfied yet by the level of polish,” in order that they’ll be bettering it and fixing bugs in expectation of a correct launch in March.
“This first major update will be followed by the development of new ships and continuous work on balancing,” they continued. Then acquired to the great things.
“After this we will be focusing on major new features. This includes a massive new game mode giving you access to skirmishes with truly humongous fleets and legendary ships (the Phalanx, Macragge’s Honour, and other ships you see during the campaign). Thanks to the incredible support the game has received so far, Focus Home Interactive and Tindalos Interactive have also begun work on a new, full grand campaign.”
More and greater sounds good if you’d like spectacular spacefights. Do you need spectacular spacefights? Nic Rueben’s suggestion in our Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 review was contingent upon what you anticipated.
“If you’re looking for an incredibly deep 4x – no,” he dominated. “If you’re up for some big, beautiful, dramatic RTS campaigns with weighty, satisfying combat, and don’t mind waiting for a patch to iron out a few creases – then yes.”
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is out now on Steam for £35/€40/$40.