## ASHES OF THE SINGULARITY IS EVERYWHERE ##
We just came back from the Game Developer's Conference. It was a great week for the Nitrous engine (the underlying engine used in Ashes of the Singularity).
Big News: AMD is bundling Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation with more and more CPUs The hardware bundling keeps a steady stream of new players coming into our community.
Moreover, the AMD Ryzen chips, which are 8-cores, really show off the power of the game. As more people get 4 core machines and more powerful video cards (like the AMD Radon VEGA) the more people that can play the game which in turn allows us to increase the rate of development even further.
As you know, the up-front hardware wall on Ashes of the Singularity is fairly high. If you don't have an SSD, loading the game is slow. If you have low resolution, the fonts are blurry. If you don't have at least a 2GB video card, the graphics are slow. What players get in return, however, is that the game doesn't slow down, even late game.
Thus, the faster AMD, Intel and NVIDIA can get mainstream high-end, DirectX 12 and Vulkan hardware out there, the quicker the adoption of Ashes of the Singularity.
Now, let's talk about what's coming in Version 2.2 this month...