The developers of Fractured Space, Edge Case Games, have announced its game will be switching to the free-to-play model in preparation for the full launch later this year. Edge Case Games have also released a major update to the game, bringing with it significant gameplay changes.
The reaction to this free-to-play switch has drawn a largely negative response from the game’s community. Judging by Steam’s new review system, there have been more negative reviews in the last thirty days than there have been throughout the game’s lifespan. The developers seem to be working hard on patches though, which should help fix some of the issues these complaints seem to be talking about.
Fractured Space’s big update introduces the Drop System. The Drop System offers rewards to players who spend their time completing in-game activities, Edge Case Games says this will make acquiring new crew members more satisfying. The developers have also added twenty new crew members, doubling the number in the game. In addition to the Drop System, the update also adds two new sector maps, two new ships and better balancing.
James Brooksby, CEO of Edge Case Games, had this to say about the new update: "Fractured Space is fundamentally team-based and we believe the new update will add a strong competitive element to our universe and increase accessibility to new players. We listen to our community and get their feedback, and this continues to help us shape the game as we move closer to full launch."
Fractured Space is a team-based 5v5 space combat game. Edge Case Games describes the game as having the intensity of a shooter while maintaining the big-picture-thinking of a strategy game.
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