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Faster Than Light Game Announces Free Expansion

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Well now today is full of fun news! FTL has announced FTL: Advanced Edition, long has it been something I have said that FTL needed more updates and now they have delivered!

QuoteWe’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.

A few new features

  • 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 was already quite a hostile game, adding in more hostile environments scares me, I lose crew too easily as it is! The Mind Control System sounds really fun though!
QuoteIn addition to new content, we’ve continued to polish FTL and add some of the most requested small features. As a few examples: you’ll be able to save your crew positions and send them back to battle-stations, save and quit during combat, and find more items for purchase in stores.

For the purists out there, FTL vanilla will still be available. All of the new content can be disabled from within the hangar before starting a new game.

Not being able to save during a battle was one thing that led me to end up quitting during a battle at times when having to do other things, this is awesome.


Look out for it in early 2014! HELL YES! Article taken from
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Cheeseness 11 Nov, 2013
Oh man, how exciting is this? :D
richie442 11 Nov, 2013
Oh man !! of the most addictive games :D
s_d 11 Nov, 2013
Damn, I thought I escaped this game... I guess it'll suck me back in again!  Must be the undocumented "black hole" mechanic!
Hamish 11 Nov, 2013
I still really need to get around to trying the game in general. 
ElderSnake 12 Nov, 2013
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo... it's gonna drag me back it's cruel, addictive abyss!
OZSeaford 12 Nov, 2013
Oh dear, was playing Star Command on my phone, and thought fondly about my time with FTL. Will be playing tonight.
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