Natural Selection 2 Launches On Halloween

Natural Selection 2 finally has a release date, it’s happening really fricken’ fast. A post yesterday to the official website spilled the news: it’s coming out October 31. The developers posted this message to commemorate:

As the old saying goes, ‘you’ve bitten off more than you can chew.’ To which we reply: ‘swallow it whole.’

Creating Natural Selection 2 was a risk, and an immense challenge. Combining two genres, Real Time Strategy and First Person Shooter, is difficult. Not only that, but creating an entirely new engine, Spark, for it all to run on added layers of complexity to the development.

The challenge has been met. Two factors have led us to this day. The first is the drive, skill, determination and dedication of the founders of Unknown Worlds. An entire company was built around this game. The second is the incredible commitment and support of the Natural Selection community. You funded it, you tested it, you submitted content, fixes and ideas to it, now you are telling the world about it.

Ten years ago a game tried something different. Exactly one decade later it will be back. We hope you will join us in welcoming it into the gaming world. Now, it’s lockdown. Only polish, bug-fixes, and usability changes are going into the game. Cory is hard at work on a release trailer, to stand along with the Gorilla and Exosuit videos. Charlie is putting in balance tweaks and help systems. Max is cranking on performance.

22 Days to go.

Now we know why we won’t be trick or treating. Aside from, you know, not being kids.

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