Ashes of the Singularity Launches on Steam Early Access on October 22
Ashes of the Singularity from Oxide is scheduled to launch on Steam Early Access on October 22. You may expect the first-ever real DirectX 12 and 64-bit title, meaning the Windows 10 would be mandatory if you want ot run the newest Graphics API.
The Early Access version will include several different planets to battle over as the Post-Human faction, in both the single-player and multiplayer.
Being the the first native 64-bit RTS, Ashes of the Singularity aims to deliver an “unprecedented scale.” In addition, it runs on a new 3D engine called Nitrous that fully leverages modern multi-core PCs.
“Previously, RTS games had to choose between great visuals or lots of units, due to being limited to 32-bit and DirectX 9 based engines,” explains Brad Wardell, president & CEO of Stardock. “It’s one of the reasons that RTS games have kind of hit a wall these past few years. The RTS could be pretty or be epic, but not both. Thanks to the Nitrous engine, we can support tens of thousands of units acting independently as part of a worldwide battle with a distinct visual style.”
“We are very excited to go into early access. Given how ambitious this game is, we’re going to need all the help we can get from our player base to reach our goal of making this the most epic, large-scale real time strategy game ever,” adds Wardell.
Ashes of the Singularity will launch on Early Access with an introductory price of $39.99 – a 20% discount off the list price of $49.99 for a limited time.