Starlancer: Sol War is a new space shooter based on the Digital Anvil game Starlancer. The game is going to be playable in singleplayer and multiplayer with more than 70 levels spread over 3 campaigns.

The game will have a short tutorial which does introduce the basic controls and features while the following campaigns are completly story related. With campaign 1 we show the start of the Sol war which already is covered by the original game. That campaign is more or less just a reproduction of the old game with a better game engine while the other two following campaigns tell a story about the 100 years of war between coalition and alliance.

Starlancer: Sol War is closing the missing gap between the original Starlancer and its sequel Freelancer.

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3 comments by SWAT_OP-R8R on Dec 23rd, 2009

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GhostofDraco Mar 28 2009 says:

The freelancer/starlancer universe is an interesting one, and sadly its a universe that no longer has the support of its developers. Im glad that there is an active modding community.

This project seems to be a little late to the game, although perhaps there is some serious work going on. I havent heard any news of it.
As i understand it, the original war broke out due to nations fighting over control of the Sol system, and traditional allies and enemies teamed up in the space age. After the coalition finally takes the upper hand and finishes the alliance, the alliance decides to execute its last hope for mankind and launch the sleeper ships. After they are gone, the nomads arrive and shoot out the sun with some super weapon, leaving only one survivor, on mars. This survivor warns the sleepers and the last remaining humans, but over the 800 years between that time and the events of freelancer, humanity had forgotten, and the nomads once again come to prey on them.

Im not sure where i read this info, but i thought the this was common knowledge.
If this game chooses to add to the story, I suppose it wouldnt be canonical in any way and just fan fiction?
Either way, if this project is still afloat, i look forward to it.

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AwesomeMan12 Jan 27 2010 replied:

Nomads destroying the Sol System is not official canon since it was cut. But I guess the developers wanted to give you a reason to not try to come back.

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Mar 28 2009 replied:

more new will appear once we finished the work on other projects

but nomads wont be part of this game as it is just about the Sol War until the sleeperships headed to sirius

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Jangiri Mar 27 2009 says:

so is the gameplay more like starlancer, freelancer or freespace?

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Mar 28 2009 replied:

more like starlancer/freespace

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TheVidmaster Feb 21 2009 says:

I didn't even know Starlancer had something to do with Freelancer (but Chris Robert's influence of course)

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Feb 25 2009 replied:

well now you know it
starlancer is freelancers prequel

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TotalSnappy Feb 1 2009 says:

played & loved freelancer but i could never get into starlancer. This however has sparked my interest

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GhostofDraco Mar 28 2009 replied:

Yea im curious about this project, considering its 2009 and Starlancer is nearing a decade old. Is this project still headed forward?

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Mar 28 2009 replied:

yes - we are working on it and the ship models are close to be finished

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Nominee Jan 31 2009 says:

Very nice. I've always like the SCP builds.

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