It is with no small amount of pleasure that I have been selected to make an announcement that is sure to cause quite a stir in the Stellaris community. You, our fans, have patiently waited for months, kept us motivated and spurred us on with your endless support. It seems only fitting that we offer something in return.
So, without further ado, the Star Trek Infinities development team are pleased to reveal to you:
Coming your way is a fully playable demo for the upcoming Star Trek Infinities, customised specifically to give you an authentic feel for how the finished product will eventually play. Take command of one of two complete factions over three eras of Star Trek history and compete for dominance over the Cardassian border regions. Get a taste of the Infinities experience - explore strange new worlds, seek out new life, encounter the unknown, make scientific breakthroughs, spread your ideals and defend your people. And do it all this year!
So what factions are involved?
Choose to play as either the idealistic United Federation of Planets, or the ruthless, expanding Cardassian Union. As always both factions will have differing strengths and weaknesses and offer a different game experience. But make no mistake - this will be no piece-meal demo. The Border Wars will offer its own complete experience representative of our vision for Infinities.
What about the other factions, like the Klingons? Or the Romulans?
Two bonus micro-factions will be available in Border Wars. These factions will be playable, but the Klingons and the Romulans won't be appearing until the full release. The two bonus factions will remain a secret, for now.
How about era progression?
Both the Federation and Cardassian factions have full ship lists and will be able to progress through The Lost Era, The Next Generation and late-TNG time periods. Experience nearly a full century of Star Trek history!
What about the other eras of Star Trek history?
The three above eras will be available to all factions upon the full release of Infinities. A later release will add two further time periods - the Enterprise era, and the Axanar/Original Series era! Our plans may change and we may shoot to include all eras upon release, but this is as yet undecided. One way or the other, the entirety of Star Trek canon will be yours!
Just how close to Infinities is this going to be?
Border Wars is going to be a small but completely authentic slice of what we have envisioned for Infinities. Of course there will be changes and refinements as we continue on to the full release, but this is essentially how we want Infinities to be. This is Star Trek Infinities, just on a smaller scale.
So, when can I get my hands on it?
That's probably the best part! Before the end of this year! We can't name a precise date yet of course, but we're aiming for a Christmas holiday release. We're a festive bunch...
Star Trek Infinities - Border Wars will be with you soon. Let us know what you think below.
'Til next time, stay classy!