Developer Amplitude Studios' Endless series of strategy games, including Endless Legend and Endless Space 2 (but minus its predecessor, for reasons which will later become clear), is free to play on Steam until next week.
Developer Amplitude Studios has announced a double whammy of new expansions heading to Endless Legend and Endless Space 2 later this month on PC, titled Symbiosis and Penumbra respectively.
Symbiosis, which releases on Steam on January 24th, brings new colossal beasts and a new faction to the turn-based 4X fantasy series. The new faction, known as the Mykara, are described as an ancient civilisation that "rose from unicellular beings to full grown warriors" with the singular goal of bringing balance back to the world.
According to Amplitude, "The Mykara originate from a unique stem city and overgrow points of interest to fuel their economy. While they cannot settle new land, they can turn conquered enemy cities into ghost towns from which they get bonus resources. After a few turns, their symbiosis with the conquered town allow them to gain bonus traits..."
Amplitude Studios' splendid Endless series of strategy games - which comprises of Endless Legend, Endless Space and its sequel, Dungeon of the Endless, and an assortment of DLC - is having a free weekend, and it's underway now.
UPDATE: Oops! This story originally stated that Endless Space 2, Total War: Warhammer 2, Dawn of War 3, and Company of Heroes 2 would be free to play during the Make War Not Love event - which they are not. This has since been corrected. Apologies!
Endless Space 2, the promising-looking 4X strategy game, launches on Steam as an Early Access title on 6th October.
The Early Access version includes four of the eight factions planned for the full release (there's no word on price yet).
"We want to make a good first impression and want to deliver a version that should be as polished as what we've gotten you used to," developer Amplitude said.
Endless Space 2 will initially be released on Steam Early Access this summer, although the exact date is yet to be confirmed.
Alongside this announcement, Amplitude Studios also revealed the game's first two factions: the Sophons and the Cravers. Both of these made their debut in the original Endless Space.
Speaking of factions, Amplitude is now looking to its fanbase for further inspiration. A contest begins today in which players can submit their own ideas for a new Endless Space 2 faction.
Sega Europe has purchased Amplitude Studios, the developer of the Endless franchise.