Fractured Space [official site] is the team-based capital ship shooter that launched onto Steam Early Access late last year. It’s still there, waiting for a full launch next year, where developers Edge Case Games have recently released a pretty expansive update that includes a new game mode. “Frontline”, as it’s called, will take place in a single lane marking a distinct flip of the script as per Fractured Space’s standard multi-lane combat.
Regardless of what you might have unlocked before now, Frontline will assign players random ships from the game’s full roster of vessels in a mode which essentially encourages recklessness. “Aggressive play is recommended”, says the game’s website. A countdown timer governs the duration of each game, whereafter a sudden death mode – where respawning gets switched – kicks in and then it’s an explosion of messy shooty-bang-bang panic until there is but one winner.
Besides Frontline mode, the update ushers in some new features including the new Displacer and Overseer ships – a tactical support craft and a cannon-wielding sniper – new audio, and tweaks to the HUD – not to mention an extensive list of bug fixes. Here’s the new trailer that released alongside the update:
In-keeping with the Early Access dev-to-player reciprocal spirit, Edge Case Games can be reached to discuss Fractured Space on their Twitch channel, Thursdays 7pm-9pm GMT. That is until it goes free-to-play at launch next year.