State of Development: September 2013 - Natural Selection 2

SystemSystem Join Date: 2013-01-29 Member: 182599Members, Super Administrators, Reinforced - Diamond Posts: 466 vanilla
edited September 2013 in NS2 General Discussion

imageState of Development: September 2013 - Natural Selection 2

The last few months have seen the release of Reinforced – The second major free expansion for Natural Selection 2. Here is an update on what has been going on since Reinforced, and what you can expect from NS2 development in the future. Reinforcement Program The Reinforcement Program has been a great success. Your generous support has raised over $150,000 over the past month – A very significant sum for a studio of our size. We always knew we were setting an extremely high bar with the $550,000 target. While we do not think we will ever hit it, the money raised will fund further NS2 development that will deliver some sweet improvements to the game (Which you can …

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  • HughHugh Cameraman San Francisco, CA Join Date: 2010-04-18 Member: 71444Super Administrators, Forum Admins, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Onos, WC 2013 - Shadow, Subnautica Developer, Pistachionauts Posts: 1,779 admin
    Bump for the grand unveiling of this here comment thread, the finest comment thread the world has ever seen!
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  • sinbusinbu Join Date: 2003-02-02 Member: 12994Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 184
    Good luck! I will always continue to support you guys (Zen of Soduku anyone? How about constellation?). Since 2001, I have loved everything that you guys have produced, and hope you guys can continue living the dream
    "Hey cut it out, you never know when this "Friendly fire" nanotech will run out."
  • casan0vaxcasan0vax Cloverfield, USA Join Date: 2012-11-04 Member: 166663Members, WC 2013 - Shadow Posts: 202
    Full-blown RTS spin-off in the NS universe.

    inb4 StarCraft 2.
    #FREEEISSFELDT
    soz! < caSa > - RETIRED COMMANDER/CASTER

  • moultanomoultano Creator of ns_shiva. Join Date: 2002-12-14 Member: 10806Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Gold, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Posts: 4,209 Advanced user
    It's cool, we'll take it from here!

    So many great contributions to NS2 have come entirely or partially from the community that I'm very hopeful the game will continue to expand through the community, even as UWE has to scale back their own focus on it.
  • victortvictort Join Date: 2013-09-09 Member: 188078Members, Reinforced - Diamond, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 20
    yay.. and thanks.

    especially thanks for the Linux port, or I'd never have discovered this game.
    antd00dxBlueXFoxx
  • Tool8Tool8 Join Date: 2012-01-01 Member: 139405Members Posts: 114 Advanced user
    That doesn't sound like good news regarding a Mac OS X port of NS2.
  • antd00dantd00d Join Date: 2013-03-04 Member: 183665Members Posts: 71 Fully active user
    victort wrote: »
    yay.. and thanks.

    especially thanks for the Linux port, or I'd never have discovered this game.
    Totally. You love the game now. ;)

    victort
  • majorpainmajorpain Join Date: 2013-09-01 Member: 187515Members Posts: 64
    Thanks for the update @hugh.

    Tell @Max and @Dushan to pull there finger out :)
  • shriikeshriike Join Date: 2013-03-27 Member: 184461Members Posts: 191 Fully active user
    Any ideas for new games UWE would like to share with the community?
    "Let's get him shrike." - Hugh (Strayan).
    /watch?list=UU0olBsiE9mI2Wf1xdyS1x3A&feature=player_detailpage&v=shD3_ArPL04#t=210s

    "This skulk is very good. He was moving around a lot." "Damn he's just moving around so well." "I'm not actually gonna stay here or else he'll kill me." - Hugh (Strayan).
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  • RevvRevv Join Date: 2009-06-04 Member: 67690Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 1
    edited September 2013
    Good luck for your future project, and thanks again for this amazing game :)
  • BigNoseBigNose Join Date: 2013-07-03 Member: 185889Members Posts: 6
    Can start to work on bigger projects now like Zen Of Soduku 2? Right guys?
  • driestdriest Germany Join Date: 2013-02-21 Member: 183251Members, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Supporter Posts: 79
    Thanks for the update, cleared up a lot of things for me. Great to know your full-time working on Sabot, besides bug fixes this is the only new feature ns2 really needs.
    Come and join us on Teamplay FTW NS2 server ! The only German server where people know how to use microphones ;)
  • AiorosAioros Join Date: 2003-03-24 Member: 14850Members, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 256
    As of September 24th 2013, UWE is no longer wholly and only devoted to full time development of NS2.

    thanks for the time .... but everything comes to an end.
    gg no re
    wiry
  • SammeySammey Join Date: 2012-06-14 Member: 153266Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 161 Fully active user
    Sounds fair! This was inevitable. I hope the new projects will be just as game-changing as ns!
  • driestdriest Germany Join Date: 2013-02-21 Member: 183251Members, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Supporter Posts: 79
    If I may also point out: Fixing the keybinding system [1] is also something you guys should do before moving on ;)

    [1] http://forums.unknownworlds.com/discussion/132541/usable-key-binding-system
    Come and join us on Teamplay FTW NS2 server ! The only German server where people know how to use microphones ;)
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  • GISPGISP Battle Gorge Denmark Join Date: 2004-03-20 Member: 27460Members, Playtest Lead, Forum Moderators, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, Squad Five Gold, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Onos, WC 2013 - Gold, Subnautica Playtester, Forum staff Posts: 1,232 mod
    edited September 2013
    NS2 will still be developed and updates, and bugfixes will still be coming.
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  • ezekelezekel Join Date: 2012-11-29 Member: 173589Members, NS2 Map Tester Posts: 1,383 Advanced user
    So for the gather system, you're saying we'll eventually have 'visible' ranks displayed as a badge? That's pretty neat, symbols have been proven to cause competition.. (looks at halo 2's ranks 43-50)

    Also happy to see some more stuff going towards performance and all that. If your new game is something I fancy, well then I'll be back here for that as well! But I'll probably always stay on this forum, it's fun and all that
  • ellnicellnic Join Date: 2010-07-19 Member: 72559Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 915 Fully active user
    Oooo, I wonder what Ideas they come up with for a new game. So when is the release date?
  • SquishpokePOOPFACESquishpokePOOPFACE -21,248 posts (ignore below) Join Date: 2012-10-31 Member: 165262Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 1,583 Advanced user
    Badges?! We don't need no stinking badges!
    To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to play Natural Selection 2. The gameplay is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of military strategy and advanced mathematics you won't even win a single game. Theres also the game's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into the game. The maps and artwork draw heavily from Riddley Scott's Alien franchise, for instance. The players understand this stuff, they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depth of the game, to realise that it's not just great, that it also says something about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Natural Selection 2 truly ARE idiots. of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in the Marines' existential catchphrase "how do I get to be so good", which itself is a cryptic reference to the high degree of intelligence required to play the game as intended. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion when spectating a game. What fools... how I pity them. And, yes, by the way, i DO have a Fade tatoo. And no, you cannot see it. it's for the ladies' eyes only, and even then they have to demonstrate that they are within 50 hive skill points of my own (preferable lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid.
    Chikun
  • ezekelezekel Join Date: 2012-11-29 Member: 173589Members, NS2 Map Tester Posts: 1,383 Advanced user
    Squishpoke wrote: »
    Badges?! We don't need no stinking badges!

    yes we do, it's our 'virtual' army badge collection
  • FrozenFrozen New York, NY Join Date: 2010-07-02 Member: 72228Members, Constellation Posts: 1,475 Advanced user
    NS: RTS
    mattji104
  • HughHugh Cameraman San Francisco, CA Join Date: 2010-04-18 Member: 71444Super Administrators, Forum Admins, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Onos, WC 2013 - Shadow, Subnautica Developer, Pistachionauts Posts: 1,779 admin
    driest wrote: »
    Thanks for the update, cleared up a lot of things for me. Great to know your full-time working on Sabot, besides bug fixes this is the only new feature ns2 really needs.

    It's the feature I'm most excited for, too! It could really change the way we all play NS2. Andi and Lukas are doing a great job on it.

    Ok I'm also pretty excited for the secret stuff. :D
    The fastest way to contact me is via @hugh_jeremy on Twitter! Add me on Steam: Strayan. I do not check forum PMs.
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  • RøvSparkerRøvSparker Binghamton, NY Join Date: 2012-11-27 Member: 173442Members, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow Posts: 6 Fully active user
    Shut up and take my money! =)
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  • wulfwulf Join Date: 2008-08-03 Member: 64749Members Posts: 415 Fully active user
    ellnic wrote: »
    Oooo, I wonder what Ideas they come up with for a new game. So when is the release date?

    Fall 2009

    0niAurOn2
  • soccerguy243soccerguy243 Join Date: 2012-12-22 Member: 175920Members, WC 2013 - Supporter Posts: 515 Advanced user
  • SynVisionsSynVisions Join Date: 2012-11-03 Member: 166607Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 18
    edited September 2013
  • ZavaroZavaro Tucson, Arizona Join Date: 2005-02-14 Member: 41174Members, Super Administrators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver, Subnautica Playtester, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Posts: 753 admin
    Other new stuff is planned for after the anniversary. We hope that veterans of the NS world will be especially pleased by what we have cooking… But seeing as it is all under-wraps at the moment, there’s not much more to say right now!

    Teasing. It hurts. Also, get hype. Maps? Please say "It's maps." Or the BUS. I could live with knowing what the hell we were all excited for over half a decade ago.
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  • killer monkeykiller monkey Join Date: 2010-02-26 Member: 70743Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 574 Advanced user
    Other new stuff is planned for after the anniversary. We hope that veterans of the NS world will be especially pleased by what we have cooking… But seeing as it is all under-wraps at the moment, there’s not much more to say right now!

    NS1 player model remakes anyone? Or if were really luck/optimistic a retromode where all the models have there ns1 counter parts
  • IndustryIndustry Esteemed Gentleman Join Date: 2010-07-13 Member: 72344Members, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Supporter Posts: 698
    We hope that veterans of the NS world will be especially pleased by what we have cooking…

    ECLIPSE CONFIRMED.

    THE IP ADDRESS IS COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE.
    AurOn2
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