Galactic War puts you in the shoes of a freshly awoken commander. Now, while Planetary Annihilation’s commanders may be generals that lead entire armies of robots, command fleets, and, hell, can even turn planets into weapons, they, like us, forget things when they’re sleeping.
The Galactic War mode starts you off with a limited tech tree, the bulk of it forgotten while you were napping, and it’s on you to collect technology through conquest.
“Today, we’re releasing the first iteration of Galactic War, Planetary Annihilation’s single-player experience,” writes developer Uber Entertainment. “Available now as a free update, Galactic War tasks you with taking over a dynamic galaxy by scouring the stars for tech and special perks.
“In Galactic War, you’ll be placed in control of a reawakened Commander with access to a limited tech tree. As you explore and battle across the galaxy’s procedurally generated systems, you’ll collect random technology and find perks that boost your manufacturing and fighting capabilities.”
This isn’t Planetary Annihilation’s campaign but, instead, a replayable skirmish-style micro campaign. “We designed Galactic War to be replayable, and for every playthrough to feel different. We also want you to decide the scale and intensity: each of Galactic War’s sizes change how many systems are in the galaxy and introduce different loadouts.”
Uber see this is as just the start of the mode. “You can expect updates that will add new features, mechanics, and more.”
Galactic War should be a great introduction to the technology and units available in Planetary Annihilation. I can’t wait to have a go.