Stardock and Oxide Games were excited recently to unleash the version 1.2 update for Ashes of the Singularity, adding in the newly enhanced campaign, complete with full voiceover for all dialogue, new missions, and new cutscenes.
In addition to the campaign, this update also adds in the Substrate Eradicator and PHC Athena units, single player Hall of Fame, Global Chat channel, improvements to the user interface and artificial intelligence and more.
Brad Wardell, CEO and President of Stardock, stated, “Players will experience a lot more immersion with our campaign improvements. We brought in voice actors to record dialogue in both English and German, plus we’ve added new missions and some excellent cutscenes, with plans to do more in the future as well.”
The Substrate’s new Eradicator unit that has been added is an expensive and slow-moving long range cruiser with heavy weaponry, and is extremely difficult to kill. The PHC’s new Athena unit is a small and fast short range cruiser, featuring high energy laser bolts, thermal lasers, and a plasma bolt cannon.
The Global Chat channel allows gamers to see who’s playing across the world at all times, making locating opponents much easier, while the Hall of Fame lets players compare their campaign and scenario scores to others.
Finally, a new CPU-focused benchmark, designed to simulate the strain of a massive 3v3 battle on a large map, rounds out the update. “This benchmark is for the gaming enthusiasts,” said Wardell. “This will let them test their multi-core CPU scaling and see how they can best optimize Ashes’ performance.”