INTRODUCING THE NEW DREADNOUGHT
Today we introduced a new version of Dreadnought.
After receiving feedback from hundreds of players, and many hours of research and development, we decided to implement changes to improve the performance of the game.
These are the main changes:
A NEW, MODERN GRAYSCALE PALETTE
We eliminated color from most areas of the game. We realized that grayscale is much easier for graphic cards to process, as well as more pleasing to the eye.
ONE MAP FOR MOST GAMES: GRAY SANDS
We determined that the Gray Sands map (formerly known as “Red Sands”) is the most user-friendly and fun map to play. And our players agree! Therefore, we eliminated all other maps from most game modes.
Also, having only one map makes the game easier to learn and master. Of course, by deleting all the wasteful maps we’ll be reducing our storage needs and will save money. In addition, having one map will reduce rendering times by a factor of 9, and should quadruple our player satisfaction.
A NEW, SIMPLER STYLE OF STARSHIP
We are launching a new kind of ship that is dramatically streamlined. The new style is inspired by the most aerodynamic shape in nature: the flattened sphere. After we completed the aerodynamic studies, we realized that our new ship looked similar to a disk. That surprising fact spurred some internal discussions related to sightings of disk-shaped unidentified objects in the 1950s.
Could the shape of those UFOs be the result of similar aerodynamic interstellar travel studies by alien species? The truth could be out there.
In any case, the first ship of this avant-garde style is the Marauder. For a few days, the ship will be available in the Sinley Bay market for free. It’s our gift to you because we care.
The update will be available for download tomorrow for both PC and Playstation.
We’re really excited about the new version of the game. Please send us your thoughts and feedback!
Red Sands Map
- Removed all the color from red sands. It was getting in the way of enjoying the game.
- Also removed color from Sinley Bay to be consistent.
New Ship - Marauder
- Light Tac Cruiser and annihilator of humans.
- This ship is available for free for a limited time in the Market
- Removed fire and reload rate buff as this was too good on certain classes.
- Reduced points per kill to 2 to extend games as they were ending too fast with no time to catch up.