Uber Entertainmentís Planetary Annihilation just hit beta. With beta comes a handful of awesome new features, including the ability to obliterate planets by strapping rockets to asteroids and then firing them into the crispy crust of said planets. Also, players can now launch units in space and colonize other planets and moons, waging war on an interplanetary scale.
In celebration of the beta release, we've put out a new trailer showing off the game's machine of war - and what happens when a rocket-strapped asteroid crashes into a planet.
Planetary Annihilation is available on Steam Early Access and on Uberís own digital store. Also, it's cheaper than ever: now, you can grab the game for $60 (and receive a few digital goodies in the process, too).
Planetary Annihilation is projected to release this December, 2013. Key features available now and in the future are listed below:
About The Game
Planetary Annihilation takes real-time strategy to a planetary scale. Colonize solar systems, smash entire worlds, and crush your opponents in massive battles with multiple players and thousands of units.
Key Beta Features Include:
Planet Smashing - Colonize asteroids, strap rockets to them, and launch them into your opponents' planets. Laugh maniacally as you watch users' bases turn into craters with this overwhelming force.
Control A Machine Of War - Annihilate with naval, air, ground or orbital units. Control rumbling, powerful tanks of war, massive bomber jets, and an assortment of subs, bots, orbital units, and battleships.
The Solar System is Your Playground - Matches take place on an interplanetary scale. Use entire planets as bases and send swarms of units to moons and asteroids.
Multiplayer - Play with up to 10 friends in epic free-for-all and team-based matches. Control hundreds to thousands of units in devastating attacks across land, air, water ... and orbit. Orbit!
Video Playback When You Want It - ChronoCam allows you to view in-match recordings to see precisely when a battle turned. You can also upload your favorite videos and view entire matches after they end.
Solo Play - Battle against multiple AI across multiple planets.
Streaming Economy - Planetary Annihilation's economy moves as fast as you do. Build metal extractors and energy plants on the fly, recouping costs spent on domination.
Big Features Coming Soon
Galactic War - Join up with friends and fight in a scalable galactic war with your friends, your clan, by yourself over the 'net or even a LAN machine. Join thousand-man battles and take over the galaxy. This feature will be available at launch.
Even Bigger Multiplayer - Up to 40-man battles with hundreds to thousands of units will be available at launch.
Advanced Command and Control - Planetary Annihilationís order queuing interface lets control massive armies across multiple worlds with ease - get strategic views of the action anywhere by rotating, zooming in, and zooming out of a planet, and hotkey your armies. Some of these features are coming at launch.
DRM Free - Play connected to the UberNet servers, your own private server, or offline, itís your choice.
DRM Free - Play connected to the UberNet servers, your own private server, or offline. Itís your choice. This is a launch feature. Early Access online connectivity is required to play.