Version 2.9 of the award-winning massive-scale RTS, Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation goes out this week.
This version is the biggest AI update since the original release. It also has numerous visual improvements including higher resolution textures.
Let’s take a look…
This is one of the Hunter / Prey expansion turrets. In v2.9 you can rapidly drop down Emergency Turrets. They can now be upgraded into a Machine Gun Turret (pictured here) or a Shotgun turret.
You may also notice a general refresh on the terrain in this shot.
This shot is mainly to just show off the updated terrain texture.
Structures blend in more nicely and the terrain itself has a bit more punch.
Here I have a bunch of the new Nova Towers and Minos Cannon towers. They are very vulnerable to air but are great anti-turtle siege weaponry.
Subtle but important new feature in v2.9: Hold position. The previous command “Stop” did indeed stop. But you still ended up with the unit AI occasionally wandering towards unwanted objectives.
Version 2.9 will be released on November 14 at 1pm EST.