After the longest time lurking in the shadows, Grey Goo's fourth faction can finally be revealed! We can't tell you how excited we are. A big thanks to everyone in our community for playing and supporting the game, because we couldn't have done it without you!

So, what is the Shroud? In short, the Shroud are destructive, alien life forms. In the latest DLC release, Descent of the Shroud, they've landed on Ecosystem Nine to feed off of its energy—and destroy the Human, Beta and Goo factions that stand in their way.

On the battlefield, the Shroud are:


The Shroud's units and structures look and behave differently than those of the other three factions. Take the Mimic as an example. It looks like a normal unit, but if it gets close to one of your own, it will change appearance to infiltrate and spy on your forces!


Catching an opponent off guard is a key aspect of the Shroud's strategy—and the Klaxon is a unit that's designed to do just that. While it looks like a slow-moving armored unit, the Klaxon can actually charge at and damage your units in a split-second.


Many Shroud units and structures can change on the fly, evolving into more powerful versions of themselves. For example, the Shroud's Epic unit, the Dirge, has three stages. While the first is relatively weak, its final form can end a game in a matter of minutes.

We could go on about the Shroud, but we think our art director describes them the best as “the most beautiful thing you'll ever see—right before it kills you." If that doesn't get you excited, we don't know what will!

And now on to the best part: if you already own Grey Goo, the Shroud update is FREE!

If you don't own the game, you can pick up the Definitive Edition for the permanently reduced price of $29.99, starting February 1st at Noon CST.

The Grey Goo Definitive Edition includes:

- A brand-new multiplayer faction: face off against—or play as—the Shroud

- New units: the Humans' Valiant, the Beta's Squall and the Goo's Siphon.

- All DLC, including the "Emergence" campaign and "Descent of the Shroud"

- Mission 16: "Herald of Silence"

- The complete game soundtrack

- Additional Shroud-related accomplishments

- An extensive gameplay balance overhaul

Have a blast taking on the Shroud! Be sure to let us know what you think on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube!