Today, Stardock Entertainment announced that Offworld Trading Company would receive a new multiplayer client, allowing players to play for free, even if they do not own the game. The client will launch on February 28 along with a DLC called Market Corrections, which will tell the story of why Earth decided to colonize Mars.
Offworld Trading Company is an RTS where players find themselves struggling to build a corporation on Mars. However, strong competition means that there are others standing between the player and success, with victory hard-earned through playing the Martian stock market.
Players who enjoy playing the multiplayer mode can upgrade to the full version of the game. Once done, they would gain access to the campaign, daily challenges, and the skirmish starting from February 28, 2019.
The new Market Corrections DLC includes three new single-player campaigns. Each campaign will focus on three different CEO's: Reni-6, Ilana Kamat, and Frank Dawson. Twelve maps are also included, modeled after different locations on Mars. These include "the pointed formations of Two Points Lakebed, the cratered land Mangala Valles, and the deep canyon of Mangala Fossa".
The Market Corrections DLC will be available for $3.99 and the new multiplayer client will be available for free on February 29.
Interesting news. I've never been really interested in any RTS other than Warcraft III, but games that focus on manipulating the stock market sound interesting enough. With the release of free multiplayer, I guess I have nothing to lose to try the game out. Who knows, maybe I'll really enjoy myself and have another game to play. At this point, I'm not sure if I do, since my backlog is huge. We'll see.
What do you think of this news? Have you ever played Offworld Trading Company? Are you going to buy the new DLC? Let us know in the comments!