The first thing you'll sense when you fire up this Interstellar Marines update is our brand new super smooth first person character controller; designed from the ground up to make your movement as fluid and natural as possible. We've also improved the audio effects, especially the SMG's gunfire, enhancing your immersion.
In the playground you'll discover the brand new Astrodome map. Astrodome has extreme weather effects, and in the future will be a real test of your abilities as a Marine as we develop it into a training ground. We've also spent time during this update to look for performance tweaks and enhancements to ensure Interstellar Marines runs as fast as possible.
To top it all off we have the first version of our Spectator mode all ready for video creators and live casters to try out.
Update 9 was intended to be a fairly small update, really just a sprint of 2-3 weeks after the Christmas holidays.
Somehow this update grew substantially, and after some investigation we've concluded we must sadly lay the blame at Ronnie and Miki's feet. Both of them have worked exceptionally hard over the last several months to develop the FPS Controller. This piece of code has to be fool- and future-proof, so we can add new animations, new weapons, new attachments and new gadgets without having to change the animation rig each time.
This update also includes the first version of the new spectator system. We're really looking forward to seeing what kind of videos the community can produce using this new tool. So if you do create a video with it, please share it with us, and we'll share the best one we receive.
This month you're invited to join us for the second community tournament. And in case you can't make it, we're also going to be live streaming on our Twitch channel using the new spectator mode.
When we released update 8 we wondered who would be the first rank 100. Now we know, so a special congrats goes out to Cornson who put in some serious hours to ensure he was top dog. Well done!
And finally, while recording footage for the next documentary, Jonas caught this bug on camera. The video had some great feedback from the community when we posted it on YouTube. So we thought we'd share it with you - we hope you find it as amusing as we did!