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The huge open-world space sandbox Avorion has the first expansion releasing on November 2, along with plenty more details revealed and a trailer.

It's going to include quite a lot of extra content for those who wants it. Avorion already had a huge open world with lots to do, and you can spend hours in it easily thanks to the deep ship-building mechanics. This expansion is aimed it those who want more story and more game mechanics overall though with 20 new story missions, side-missions and events. There's a new hacking ability, a Black Market to trade at with illegal and stolen space goods along with weapons and upgrades only found there. On top of that there's The Convoy story event, that has a huge convoy attempt an expedition towards the center of the galaxy and you can choose to join or fight it.

You can see the exciting new trailer below:

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When the expansion becomes available, a big free update for everyone will be released too which is currently in an opt-in Beta for testing on Steam. This will bring all players in Avorion a number of advancements including:

  • Docking - Ships can dock to other objects and fly around with them
  • New ship controls / communications like bribes and inspections
  • The RTS style Strategy Mode got some huge improvements
  • Legendary Weapons - need we say more?
  • Visual Improvements
  • Performance Improvements
  • Bugfixes

They also confirmed all players can play together, regardless of owning DLC or not. Some DLC-specific events can be played by all players, as long as someone with the DLC is around to start it too. Seems like a pretty great way to ensure your community can stay together. That's if you play it online anyway, it can be played entirely solo.

If you want a space sandbox to play by yourself or with others, one that supports Linux then you should absolutely take a look at Avorion.

You can buy Avorion on Humble Store and Steam.

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DebianUser Oct 27, 2020
Nice, i'll wait this DLC to dive again in avorion :)
I've just discover Starsector some days ago... and.. WOW, just lacks multiplayer but this game is amazing.
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