From Press Release:
Today, Slitherine and developer CodeForce released the Aurora Update for Distant Worlds 2, the biggest update ever published for the gigantic sci-fi 4X. The Update is free for all players.
But it’s just the start: Slitherine will release a full DLC with two new factions on March 16th. Stay tuned for more on this.
Erik K. Rutins played the new Update and spoke at length about the future of the game.
To celebrate the Aurora Update, Slitherine has a special sale on Steam for Distant Worlds 2 (25%) and Distant Worlds: Universe (an outstanding 90%).
What is Distant Worlds 2?
Distant Worlds 2 was released on March 2022. It’s a sci-fi 4X all about player choice and the freedom to explore the game world and play the way you want. Automate the various tasks in your empire, so that you can focus on the ar eas that you enjoy most. Play only as an explorer without worrying about economics and trade, or manage the home planet, leaving your faction’s AI to exploration and defensive duties. The powerful AI engine has been created so that you can also play as Ship Designer only, if you choose, with the rest of the galaxy evolving and living independently in the background.
Every faction in Distant Worlds 2 has its own story arc and dedicated faction missions. Explore the vastness of space, find valuable resources, discover potential colonies for your empire and make contact with other empires, discussing treaties, making trade offers and forging alliances. Defend the outlying areas of your empire to protect it from raiding pirates, or even dangerous space monsters. Develop new technologies for building your own unique ships and star bases. Design your own starships, mixing designs and elements such as weapons, engines and sensors. The possibilities are endless, play your own way and map out your own adventure across the galaxy. Distant Worlds 2 also features a completely overhauled, clear and easy to use UI, and an all-new introductory tutorial will ease players into the world; helping th em get to grips with all of its systems.
Slitherine and CodeForce are committed to enhance and support Distant Worlds 2 continuously; The Aurora Update and the DLC with two new factions are just the first steps.