We haven’t done much coverage of Star Conflict – the multiplayer space combat game from Gajin (makers of War Thunder) but it really is something special. Having been in open beta for the longest time they are now ready to release Star Conflict officially along with a brand new ‘invasion’ mode where there’s quests and PvE battles, turning into less of an arena game and more of a full space-based action adventure.
Star Conflict will be familiar for anyone who’s played War Thunder with somewhat similar mouse-based controls and generous free to play mechanics but the visuals are spectacular (and now compatible with Oculus Rift DK2) and the customisation and choice of ships is enough to even give some of the new space epics a run for their money.
We’ll do a full review soon but for now here’s the full press release:
The Invasion Begins Today with release of ‘Star Conflict’ version 1.0
Players Can Participate in the Launch Event For the Next Week to Win Valuable In-Game Rewards
MOSCOW, RUSSIAN FEDERATION – September 4, 2014 – Today Star Gem, Inc and Gaijin Entertainment announced the release of Star Conflict 1.0 with its highly anticipated‘Invasion Mode’. To celebrate this occasion, all players are invited to join the launch event which, for one week, tasks players to join the battle to defend their home bases against an alien onslaught. The more alien spaceships vanquished the bigger the reward for all, so don’t hold back and start kicking some alien butt! Star Conflict is also now playable with Oculus Rift DK2, so the owners of this device can enjoy space battles in breathtaking stereoscopic 3D and with positional tracking.
Now publicly available, the new “Invasion Mode” features an underlying story in which an alien race invades human-controlled space. Star Conflict players must team up in parties of four to explore the new ‘Open Space’ areas and combine forces as they take on new quests and engage in PvP and PvE battles. With materials salvaged during exploration, gamers will be able to craft unique armor, guns and even whole new spaceships.
“We are proud to launch Star Conflict 1.0 today and want to thank our players for their support and feedback. Anyone who participated in Open Beta will get a special achievement. But release of 1.0 version is just the beginning of a lot more content to come”, said Stanislav Skorb, Director of Star Gem. “Coming soon are dreadnoughts – large corporate battleships that the community have been clamoring for – as well as PvE raids, conquest of sectors in open space, new events and locations for exploration and session-based portions of the game and much more”.
Check out the newest Star Conflict trailer featuring “Invasion Mode”: http://youtu.be/yNilZzKPomo