developer: Stardock Corporation
publisher: Stardock Corporation
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet
Star Control: Origins for PC, PS4 and XONE is a space sandbox that combines the traits of role-playing games, strategy games and adventure games. The title was developed by Stardock Entertainment. The creators of the first two entries in the series – Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III – weren’t participating in the development of the game. However, they were consulted when it came to the most important decisions.
Star Control: Origins for PC, PS4 and XONE takes place 43 years before the events of the first game in the series. The title presents a different version of the known universe. The changes were triggered by an event that happened to the Precursors 250 thousand years earlier. The game starts in year 2112, during the first contact with an alien civilization. The player assumes the role of a captain of an Earth ship.
Similarly to previous entries in the series, Star Control: Origins for PC, PS4 and XONE features great freedom of exploration and a wide selection of methods of completing objectives. During the game the player is traveling through space, gathering resources and trading with other species. The player will also spend a lot of time fighting in space battles. They are fought at close distance and they’re based on naval battles. The game also features advanced adventure game traits, like conversations with other characters and diplomacy. It is also possible to upgrade and modify the ship. All of that takes place in a living universe, shaped by actions of the player and of the artificial intelligence.
Multiplayer is an additional attraction of the game. Up to eight players can participate in multiplayer games. The developers introduced many types of skirmishes, from the traditional ones known from Star Control II to new modes, inspired by MOBA genre.
The game features fully three-dimensional graphics. The developers recreated the unusual style of the second game in the series. The title is powered by Nitrous engine created by Oxide studios. It provides high level of details and large scale of space battles.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Quad Core, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 960 or better, 26 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Quad Core, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 or better, 26 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit