When you look at RPS, wherever you might be, RPS looks back at you. We’re a lot like The Void in that way. Fear not, however, for our uncanny glare should not intimidate you. Usually we simply squint through the screen and ponder what it is about our words and faces that attracts the most handsome readers of all. I can’t confirm whether or not Natural Selection 2 developers Unknown Worlds watch players of their game battling one another in the people vs aliens team-based shooter, but they are evidently pleased with their lovely playerbase because today they are releasing the Gorgeous expansion for free. “It includes Railguns, Gorge Tunnels, Descent, and quite a few fun surprises.”
The worst thing about today is that I won’t see a more dignified sight than the bellyslide a few seconds into this video. I might as well just go back to bed.
I don’t really know what a Gorge Tunnel is but I’m guessing aliens pop out of it on occasion.
Alongside the headline grabbing ‘big new guns and abilities,’ Gorgeous contains countless subtle improvements and fixes. The Spark Engine has a couple of new graphical tricks up its sleeve to make the game look better, and is running ever faster as it is tuned for more performance. Existing abilities and weapons have been tweaked for more fun and subtle balance changes made.
The update will automatically attach itself to Steam copies of Natural Selection 2 and you can find out when exactly Gorgeous arrives by looking at the map here. The expansion will coincide with a 50% price reduction so you can invite all of your friends to slide down your gorge tunnel. If your friends don’t fancy a trip down the tunnel, or you don’t have any friends, then you might want to pop your head into the RPS Natural Selection 2 group.
If you didn’t know this was going to happen at the end of the post, well, then you don’t know me at all.