Star Trek: Armada was an incredibly popular space-based RTS game, and it's follow-up, Star Trek: Armada II, was equally as popular. Fans have often been left wanting a sequel, and now, thanks to this mod, you can see what Star Trek: Armada III may have been like.
The first two Star Trek: Armada games were very popular on FileFront Network, and had a massive collection of mods and maps available. It's not surprising, then, that a group of very talented modders have created a "third" game within Sins of a Solar Empire, and they've done a truly spectacular job of re-modelling the game into a true Armada experience.
In their developer diary video (below) - you can see some of the effort and talent that has gone into this mod, which includes totally new ships, races, planets and much more.
The video is over an hour long, but definitely worth checking out, as it gives a good example of the mod and how it works. Fans of Star Trek: Armada are definitely going to want to pick up this mod.
The extensive new planetary system uses a combination of real science and lore-friendly planetary designation, and a vast array of new planets now await discovery. Due to the way the team have created the mod, they say it will be "very rare" that you will ever encounter two planets of the same type, even on very large maps.
There will be some changes to game balance, too, with lower-level ships (Flak frigate level) for example getting a boost in usefulness, and strike carrier level ships will be able to not only board neutral or derelict ships, but will now be able to board enemy targets, too.
The team are looking for beta testers, so if you're perhaps interested in volunteering, you can volunteer to do so over at their official official ModDB page page. Be aware, though, that they're looking for proper beta testers, not just people who fancy trying it early.
It's great to see such good progress on this mod, and I personally can't wait. Which Star Trek race are you most looking forward to defeating? Dominion, Klingons, Borg? I personally enjoy a good battle with the Cardassian's myself. Let us know in the comments below!
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