If the new Battlestart Galactica game doesn’t quite take your fancy, Starpoint Gemini Warlords is coming to the Xbox One as an exclusive with 4K support. A hybrid of RPG and strategy, the game allows you to control your ship firing manually or by giving out commands to your crew. It looks like battles could go either way, ranging from small space battles to entire fleets going at it with the aim to take control of the Gemini system.The game looks to be several times more extensive in terms of gameplay elements and longevity than its predecessor with all DLC and post-release content from the PC version included on the Xbox One edition.
Interestingly in an interview with WCCFtech, the head of Little Green Men Games Mario Mihokovic discussed some technical aspects of the game and why it wouldn’t be coming to PS4 anytime soon, which you might think could raise eyebrows for his honesty regarding certain hardware…
“The game will launch on Xbox One in a few weeks time, the official date is to be announced this Friday, but it will be the first half of February. Xbox One X support is very likely, but since we only recently obtained… consoles, testing is still in progress. The worst case scenario is that Xbox One X support will come soon after release with some additional features. So far, the game has been tested and certified for Xbox One and Xbox One S… one thing we will support is 4K resolution.”
“Starpoint Gemini Warlords is created in our own game engine, and that engine is rather friendly with the Xbox One and PC platforms… We made some tests… using our engine to port the game to PS4 would take a very long time so we might die before it is ready… Seriously, it would be doable but the path would really be very long and very expensive. So, despite our willingness to adopt Sony… as well, we made our life in this matter very complicated. That said, our future games will use different engines and that should enable us to add PS4 to our markets.”
It will be interesting to see how this game pans out on the Xbox as personally for me, I’m always intrigued by the concept of these space sims but I find their entry level usually overly complicated and difficult, I just want to jump in and get into a dogfight, you know?
The game engine does look stunning though and you can marvel at it’s beauty with the trailer below.
You can also view a short video of LGM demonstrating the beauty of the game’s spacey landscapes below titled, ‘The Beauty of Gemini’.
You can pre-download the game now in the US which will be playable on the 9th February 2018 but it unfortunately seems to be still as of yet unavailable to pre-download from the UK store at this time. Hopefully we’ll see it appear within the next few days.
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