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Stardock Entertainment have announced that update 3.0 is now live for massive-scale RTS game Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation.
Highlights from the update include game balance and adjustments to the PHC and Substrate, improved visual effects (along with a new benchmark), performance optimizations, and adjustments to the campaign. There are also two new maps; four player Desolation (“ideal for 2v2 team matches”), and the 8-player Aetheon.
You can find the full and lengthy changelog on the official forums here; featuring adjustments to many of the games units. You can find the 3.0 release trailer below.
You can find the full rundown (via GamersGate) below.
The human race has expanded into the galaxy thanks to the wonders of the technological singularity. You have become so powerful that you can manage vast armies across an entire world that provide you with an ever greater galactic empire.
Now, humanity is under assault by a new enemy. Calling themselves the Substrate, they seek to annihilate the human race from existence. You, as an up and coming member of the Post-Human Coalition, must deal with both this new menace as well as renegade humans trying to lay claim to their own worlds.
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation takes everything that was in the award-winning hit strategy game, Ashes of the Singularity and expands on it in every way. Bigger worlds. More players. More units. More story. More everything.
Play as the Post Human Coalition or their eternal foes the Substrate and battle for control of the galaxy. Experience maps of unprecedented size and detail with the unparalleled power of the world’s first native 64-bit RTS engine, Nitrous.
Enjoy the game online with friends in ranked or unranked multiplayer mode or play it by yourself against a powerful non-cheating AI in skirmish or campaign mode. No matter what mode you play, strategy is the key: deciding what technologies to research, where to send your armies, how to manage your economy, and what units to construct are crucial to victory.
The new features of Escalation add to the base game and pave the way for even bigger battles, more diverse strategies, and exciting wars across unique worlds and complex maps. The conflict has escalated, and it’s time to choose a side.