Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
Massive v3.0 Update Coming Soon
Game rebalances, updated benchmarks and visual effects, performance optimizations, and more
Stardock has announced that a major v3.0 update will release on February 4th for its massive-scale RTS game, Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation. This update is an overhaul of the game’s balance, with nothing left untouched - this includes units, buildings, orbital abilities, and more.
“Game balance is constantly a work in progress,” said Brian Clair, the VP of Publishing for Stardock who worked extensively on the update. “This version is huge - our major focus was to completely overhaul the game balance and optimize performance.”
Both game factions have had their units and buildings carefully balanced against each other. Rather than just adjusting hit points and unit cost, v3.0 focuses on giving each unit a unique role to play. The AI has also been updated significantly, which should provide players with new and exciting challenges when playing against a computer opponent.
v3.0 brings a new benchmark, performance optimizations, and major improvements to visual effects. New maps, campaign adjustments, and much more are also included in the massive update.
“GPUs and CPUs are constantly evolving,” said Clair. “We wanted to make sure that the benchmark evolved with it. We removed redundant units and armies, revised to show more unit types, and updated camera views and positions for an overall better look.”
Don't want to wait until February 4th to try the update? You can download the beta right now and explore all of the changes and updates before release.
Owners of Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation can access the beta:
- Open your Steam client
- Right click on the game and select “Properties”
- Select “Betas”
- From the drop-down menu, select “v2.99 opt-in”
Check out the 32-page (in Word) changelog here. Get ready for new and improved planetary warfare on a massive scale!