Wargaming have announced that Master of Orion is now available through Steam and GOG and brings players back to the days of the 4x way of strategy games.
Staying true to these roots, WG Labs and NGD Studios’ reimagining of Master of Orion also adds a universe’s worth of new content and improvements, including new visuals, full-voice over from a star-studded cast including Mark Hamill, Alan Tudyk and Michael Dorn, a new race, real-time tactical battles and more. To ensure the most complete experience, NGD Studios also solicited player feedback during the game’s Early Access period, where their thoughts on every single aspect of the game was open to consideration, with many of the community’s suggestions being incorporated into the game.
“Master of Orion had a profound influence on my career,” said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming. “Being able to bring this classic back to life is an honor. It was a true inspiration and a very rewarding experience. With the help of our community, who were with us every step of the way, WG Labs and NGD Studios reimagined an iconic experience with new content and sharp visuals.”
“Master of Orion has been a unique project for everyone at NGD Studios,” said Andrés Chilkowski, CEO of NGD Studios. “We made sure that the heart of what made Master of Orion a unique 4X experience remains, while revamping the game with high-quality graphics, immersive gameplay and a talented voice cast. We’re excited to bring Master of Orion to a new generation of gamers and passionate fans.”
And as a special launch promotion, anyone who buys Master of Orion will also get a free copy of the iconic real-time-strategy game Total Annihilation. Produced by Ron Gilbert and designed by Chris Taylor, the title is still considered one of the most defining RTS titles ever made.