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Underrail Dev Log #64: Version - Core City Factions Update

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Underrail Dev Log #64: Version - Core City Factions Update

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Thu 31 October 2019, 23:08:40

Tags: Stygian Software; Underrail; Underrail: Expedition

The Expedition expansion for Underrail was undoubtedly this summer's most significant RPG release. While it's now been overshadowed by other titles, development on the game continues. Today it received its first major update since the expansion launched. Stygian are calling it the Core City Factions Update and it's intended to be the first in a series of wide-ranging content updates featuring all sorts of additions and tweaks. As Styg has previously hinted on our forums, they've also begun work on a second expansion which will be a standalone campaign featuring a new player character. The latest development update has the details:

Hi guys,

We're rolling out the first content update after the Expedition release and we're doing it directly on the main branch so good luck everyone! But first, a few words regarding our current state and our future plans.

Despite having hardly any mainstream press coverage upon release, Expedition sold decently well in the initial wave and then kept doing well in the following weeks. This is very encouraging because this tells me that during the years we did manage to establish a big and dedicated enough of a fanbase, that is keeping an eye on the game and spreading the word about it, that we are no longer at the mercy of whims of individual mainstream journos of dubious gaming pedigree. Speaking of individual whims, we did in the end get a huge visibility boost (that translated into a financial one) from our friendly Ugandan YouTuber in the form of this video. Much love to Sseth.

Our plans for the future are two-fold. First, we intend to release at least a couple more content updates. These updates will vary in size, but you can probably expect something comparable to this one. They will feature mostly minor quest changes, new items, couple new areas and possibly some moderate mechanical changes. I don't know how frequent these will be, but we'll do our best not to keep you waiting for too long.

Secondly, and this will be our major focus, we'll start working on another expansion for the game. This one will be a standalone campaign in which you'll play as a new character in an area that will not be connected to the main game. We decided to do it this way for two reasons: first, because the base game is big enough as it is and we don't want to add more of the big content chunks either horizontally or through further character scaling (we will be adding some smaller stuff through the content updates, though); and secondly, we want to be able to revisit certain base mechanics and design patterns we used in the base game and improve upon them without either making the game inconsistent or having to redesign major parts of the base game. We'll talk more about what these things are and how we're improving upon them in the future.

That's it regarding our plans. We'll try to keep you guys posted on the development.
I think we know now that it will probably be years before we see that second expansion, but these themed content updates might help pass the time. Check out the full update for the complete changelog.

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