June 26th, 2012 | By Richard Glenn
Space strategy nuts clamouring for an outlet through wish to unleash their inner Captain Kirk can rejoice in the news that the release of Amplitude Studios’ Endless Space has been brought forward to July 4th.
Originally slated for an August release, the game will be launching earlier than expected, thanks in no small part to a hugely successful Beta testing phase through Steam. According to the game’s official PR representative, over 20,000 fans joined the game’s community website in recent months, sparking huge waves of anticipation for the complex 4x strategy mammoth.
Endless Space will see players take charge of one of eight intergalactic races. There’ll be a strong emphasis on empirical micromanagement, with matters economic, military, diplomatic and scientific taking pride of place on the captain’s agenda. In earnest, it’s a tactical scrap for sociopolitical dominance in a galaxy rife with backstabbing, treachery and deceit, much like Europe today. Current affairs, ho!
The game also marks the first Amplitude entry into the newly-formed Games2Gether scheme, upon which players can keep track of the development team’s ongoing progress with the game, as well as providing them with access to a stream of new updates and challenges.
Look out for Endless Space to hit several digital distribution services, including Steam, for a price of $29.99. More information is available through both the game’s official site and our recent look at its playable races.