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Oct 19, 2023

Silica adds “Air Units” to the FPS + RTS hybrid in new update today

From Press Release:

Prague, 19th October 2023 – Bohemia Interactive is pleased to announce the first major update “Air Units” of Silica, their FPS+RTS blend, launched in Early Access in May. It includes 9 new aircraft for both human factions as well as the aliens in game’s flagship Strategy mode with fully implemented AI, the ability to construct relevant structures for air units for both factions.

As this is the first major update during the road of Early Access, the air units were one of the most requested features from the game’s ever-growing community. Thanks to the feedback of passionate game followers, Silica also received 15 smaller regular updates so far shaping the game according to players’ need. These include new content, performance and stability improvements, tuning of the game mechanics and balance, AI units’ behavior and much more.

Take Flight on The Skies of Baltarus

And now is the time for the players to experience a new style of gameplay that is bound to provide more thrills on the skies of Baltarus. “I am delighted to announce that the anticipated air units update is here, transforming the game from ground only to combined operations. You may now build air units in the Strategy game mode, and I dare say that this update adds an entirely new level to both strategy and tactics. I am very excited to hear player’s feedback and really look forward to seeing everyone in the game. It is also worth noting that the update features a plethora of additional fixes and improvements.” said Dram.

Now that the air units are out, there will be some balancing passes done to ensure smooth and diverse gameplay between all factions. After which, Dram will focus his attention on the remaining features that were promised to the community such as a diverse arsenal of vehicles and weapons for the second human faction called Centauri, further AI polishes and implementations, localizations to more languages and much more.

Silica Air Units Update Main Features

  • 4 new air units for human faction

    • Fighter

    • Gunship

    • Bomber

    • Dropship

  • 5 new air units for alien faction

    • Wasp

    • Dragonfly

    • Firebug

    • Defiler

    • Colossus

  • Lots of bugfixes and QoL updates

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