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Back to News Listing Distant Worlds : Universe Updated Again!

Posted: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 by Bart Schouten

Type: News

Since the very successful release of Distant Worlds: Universe on May 23rd, we've also released five major free updates over the course of more than a month of additional full-time development.  Distant Worlds: Universe was already among the best-selling games on our store as well as the Steam store, where it stayed in the Top 10 for all games for two weeks.  It has also been praised in many reviews, including multiple 90% reviews from mainstream reviewers.  Now, Distant Worlds: Universe has become better than ever!

These updates, including the newest 1.9.5.5 released today, have included fixes for most of the issues reported since release (over 75 in total)!  Additionally, more than 100 improvements to game balance, AI and user interface have been made, as well as some additional tutorial tweaks and the addition of an "Introductory Game" mode to get new players started more easily.

The user interface improvements include significant adjustments to support larger font sizes on larger monitors and allow more of the interface to scale.  In addition, game performance optimizations have nearly doubled performance since release.

Also included are several new modding features, which lift the limitations on race-specific technologies as well as improving modding in a few other areas.  If you wish, each faction can have a much more detailed and fully unique tech tree now.  The AI's research path can also now be specifically set to optimize each faction exactly the way you want.

The AI in Universe has improved significantly with each update, both in fleet coordination, exploration, research strategy, ship design, construction and pre-warp strategy.

Finally, we've included a host of fixes for pirate gameplay as well, if you prefer to seek your own fortune among the stars.

Distant Worlds: Universe is the newest chapter of this critically acclaimed sci-fi series, adding incredible new features and an exciting new storyline.  Universe is also the ultimate collector’s edition, the first time all previous Distant Worlds releases have been included in one package, along with an updated manual and greatly expanded modding support.  

Click here for the full changelog of the 1.9.5.5 update.

Download the patch here or click the “Check for Update” button on your game launcher. The Steam version of the game will be updated automatically when you restart your Steam client.

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