Today, Wargaming, developer and publisher of World of Tanks, has announced that they are developing Master of Orion the "... modern rebirth ..." of the famed 4X title.
As seen in the linked trailer, Master of Orion will attempt to "... breathe new life into the vast galaxy available to explore and conquer, as well as give new personality to the many races which call it home." Continuing, players can expect to many of the things that they would ordinarily expect to see in a modern title, such as a new orchestral score, enhanced visuals, voiceovers, tutorials, “… and more to deliver a classic yet fresh experience to one of gaming’s most respected franchises.”
Other things of note for new and returning players is that they will be able to lead “… one of ten playable races …” with each separate "species" having “… several distinct advisors, race advantages, technologies and specialized ship designs.” Of the ten races, only three have been revealed in-depth thus far, with the "fearsome" Alkari warriors, the "savvy" Gnolam traders, and the "sentient" Meklar.
The game’s official website also notes that there will be “… over 20 solar systems with more than 100 unique stars for the taking,” with the rest of page alluding to these forms of capture, such as colonization, galactic warfare, or diplomacy.
“As longtime fans of the Master of Orion, the opportunity to help breathe new life into this acclaimed game has been a dream come true,” said Andrés Chilkowski, Co-founder and CEO of NGD Studios. “While we’ve made many improvements overall to the game, we’re confident that its classic and addictive gameplay will appeal to gamers no matter if they played the game years ago or are now just experiencing it for the very first time.”
No release date has been announced as of yet, although more details will most likely be released within the next few weeks.
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