Hello FX fans,
Many of you have been asking about the plans for FX:Commander, seeing as the release of HW:RM is inbound on February 25th. Through this newspost we hope to provide some answers.
Before anything else, it should be said that 9CCN, like the rest of us, is very much hyped about and looking forward to the release of HW:RM. One of the guys said this:
Gearbox really gives us a wonderful Chinese New Year gift (the Chinese New Year is Feb 19th and the celebration usually lasts for 7 to 15 days)
From Here on Out
- Will FX:Commanders continue in HW:RM?
Simply said, it is too early to tell. The team is still thinking about what their next move will be. But the signs so far have been positive.
- Why is it too early to make the call now?
Because many details about HW:RM and the modding tools/support etc. remain yet unclear at this point. Furthermore, some of the old guys on the team may not have time to learn about those new mod tools and will quit, but other, younger modders are eager to try the new engine and succeed 9CCN's name.
The story of FX won't end, although we may change its name from FX:C to FX: Next Generation or something like that. We will continue our work as soon as we get used to the new mod tools
- So is there perspective?
I'd definitely say so. HW:RM has 4 playable races in MP from what we have seen (Kushan, Taiidan, Hiigaran and Vaygr), but the FXmod also has the Kadeshi, Turanic Raiders & Progenitors as fully playable races (Bentusi WIP), each with their own models/animations/effects/fx and playing styles. Basically, the FXmod has its own style. The new generation within 9CCN may thus step up to continue the project their mentors have been working on for so long.
About FX v2.2
The release of FX 2.2 was originally scheduled to be before the Chinese New Year (Feb 19), but due to the incoming release of HW:RM it has been decided to publish it sooner -- probably later this week. This version is most likely the final release of FX:C for the old or 'classic' Homeworld 2.
FX v2.2 will re-introduce the Hiigaran / Vaygr as playable races as well as allow players to try the Bentusi for the first time. Bear in mind that since this version was scheduled for release at a later point, it will be incomplete: the Hiigaran and Vaygr are still not well-balanced, and the Bentusi are far from done. Even if so, we hope the fans will enjoy this release.
I have already asked the guys if FX 2.2 will come with an English patch, will edit this post once I have an answer.
What else is there to say, thank you for following us all this time. Be sure to keep an eye on the mods list for HW:RM -- if the team decides to continue their work in remastered, a page for the mod will be put up there as soon as possible (FX: New/Next Generation/Frontier or something in that spirit).
If you have any final questions, feedback or just want to show some the team some love for all the work they have done on the mod over the years, now would be a good time ;)
WildHeart|GENESIS & liuruoyang1995