Any good space 4X game needs a solid cast of intergalactic foes and friendlies to keep players occupied, and genre classicwas no exception. This new video from developer NGD Studios, currently hard at work on a series reboot, shows off two returning factions - the big-headed (physically and figuratively) , and the aggressive, reptile Sakkra.
The former are a technologically-minded race who prefer to settle on larger planets and construct research bases in their search for answers to the galaxy's big questions. The Sakkra, meanwhile, are a little more interested in getting into space punch-ups with any race unfortunate enough to pass by.
In more general terms there's a first look at the game's familiar 4X systems. Space exploration is shown off, as are ship construction and combat. The latter opts for a zoomed-out view, largely hand-off.
Hard to tell too much about the gameplay without a hands-on, of course, but Master of Orion certainly seems to capture some of the spirit of the original. Still no word on a release date just yet.