Gratuitous Space Battles 2 has been fully released on steam after a successful closed beta.
It was announced by Cliffsky (The creator of the game and founder of Positech Games), That Gratiutous Space Battles 2 has launched for everyone to buy on steam.
Emphasis on Desiging your own ships.
There are 3 new classes of ships, the Dreadnought, the destroyer and gunship with the idea of mixing the new classes of ships together with the previous classes in GS1 to provide leverage between the two sets. Ideally planning more stragic battles.
With a completely new engine Positech has been able to provide multi-screen support. This allows you to watch a vast spacebattle without having to scroll out with your mouse.
The engine has been completely rewritten and updated with dynamic lighting,
You can now publish your spaceships on the steam workshop.
You can be challanged to take on a friend’s fleet and see if you can destory them!
Our thoughts on the game
While the game isn’t like the original GS (which contained much humor and more depth to the story mode), We highly enjoy watching giant spaceship battles as thousands of fighters and ships compete in an all out death match. Cliffsky has put alot of work into the game’s underlying engine and we cannot wait to see player developed ships in the future!
The game is retailing at £18.99 and available from steam
Disclosure: We have been given beta and retail access to the game. Our founder (@OliPicard) has also purchased the game during closed alpha. We absolutely love this game which reminds us of EVE Online minus the grinding with huge space battles.