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Post by Eorl @ 11:32am 11/10/12 | 4 Comments
Developer Unknown Worlds has finally settled on a release date for Natural Selection 2, a game that has been in development for quite some time with what could only consist of a large amount of sweat, blood and tears. The team has announced that October 31st will be the official release date, coinciding with the 10th year anniversary for the original Natural Selection.
Creating Natural Selection 2 was a risk, and an immense challenge. Combining two genres, Real Time Strategy and First Person Shooter, is difficult. Not only that, but creating an entirely new engine, Spark, for it all to run on added layers of complexity to the development.

The challenge has been met. Two factors have led us to this day. The first is the drive, skill, determination and dedication of the founders of Unknown Worlds. An entire company was built around this game. The second is the incredible commitment and support of the Natural Selection community. You funded it, you tested it, you submitted content, fixes and ideas to it, now you are telling the world about it.

Ten years ago a game tried something different. Exactly one decade later it will be back. We hope you will join us in welcoming it into the gaming world.
The game is currently available for pre-ordering on Steam with a standard and deluxe edition available for USD$24.99 and USD$39.99 respectively. You can check out the original announcement for details on what each edition includes over here, plus check out our game page for a collection of the latest screenshots and videos.



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Khel
Posted 11:42am 11/10/12
Not only that, but creating an entirely new engine, Spark, for it all to run on added un-necessary layers of complexity to the development.


Fixed

I mean, props to them for actually getting it shipped, at the start I wasn't sure that'd even happen, but they really could have saved themselves a lot of development time and pain.
Syd
Posted 02:57pm 11/10/12
I agree the new engine was a bit of a gamble, but they've ended up with a nice easily mod-able engine. If they can get a couple of decent mods there it could end up as a big boost to sales.

I've got a feeling engine licenses are going to sell well with indies too.
ctd
Posted 06:57pm 11/10/12
I hope this is successful but they have stuff to fix before launch.

Server performance is absolutely horrible (needs a beast of a server for jolt free gameplay)... If they do not fix this before launch people will stop playing straight away. In Europe there is only a handful of servers which are good enough to play on and noobs wont realise this.
Stalfax
Posted 08:38pm 11/10/12
I am keen for a reliving of the glory days, hopefully it's in playable condition
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