I am very excited to let you know that FTL is getting a new Advanced Edition that will drop early 2014. I heard about it today and like many of you am really excited to get my hands on the new content.

"We’ve been working hard over the summer and are excited to finally officially announce a free expansion, FTL: Advanced Edition! FTL: AE is a huge content addition that includes new weapons, drones, augments, systems, enemies, and more. Here are some details on just a few of the additions visible in the trailer:

  • Mind Control System: Temporarily turn enemies into allies. Force a boarder to repair the damage they just did, or have the enemy pilot sabotage their own helm.

  • Hacking System: Lockdown and disrupt enemy systems. Unique effects for each system, ranging from forcing a teleporter remove boarders to making the medbay damage instead of heal.

  • New Sector and Events: Our writer Tom Jubert has returned along with special guest writer Chris Avellone (of Planescape fame), who managed to find some time for us between his work on Project Eternity and Wasteland 2. They’ve been helping us add a new sector and scatter new events throughout the rest of the game.

  • New Weapons and Effects: Many new weapons that take advantage of new mechanics: overcharging to increase the number of volleys, stun effects to freeze crew, and area effect targeting, to name a few.

  • And more systems, drones, augments, enemy ships, enemy layouts, and hostile environments. All of which we’ll be sure to talk about more in the coming weeks!

FTL will also be getting new music from Ben Prunty. They will also be releasing the game to iPad. What do you think, will this be something you check out? What part of the update are you most excited about?


rettisawesome wrote on 11/12/2013 at 08:36am

Simply awesome

JaBo wrote on 11/15/2013 at 09:37pm

Oh yessssss! I love this game. I only have 2 more ships to unlock...that pesky mantis one is so elusive! Came across the event a few times now and each time I've chosen the wrong path to unlocking it. I avoid the spoilers on how to do it except for unlocking layout B of the stealth ship because I was doing what the achievement said and not getting credit...apparently it's a weird one because after reading the spoiler on it, it was easy and just not descriptive enough of what it wanted you to do.

I am looking forward to just more everything! and for free? hell ya

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/17/2013 at 06:36pm

Right, I love that this is a free update. They were doing work on the iPad version, I imagine they just added new stuff in to keep things interesting and... WHY NOT FOR FREE? I imagine many people will re-purchase it on the iPad anyway.

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