Big Changes Coming to Raiders of the Broken Planet
Indie studio MercurySteam today announced that Raiders of the Broken Planet is getting a huge change in preparation for the future releases of the first season of content. What was once the Prologue has now become the Eternal Soldier free Starter Campaign featuring two missions: the single-player tutorial “First Blood” and the 4 vs 1 multiplayer mission “Hanging by a Thread”.
With full access to the games’ features, players who download the free Eternal Soldier Starter Campaign will be able to use gold, faction points and character points to unlock new characters, build weapons from blueprints, unlock Faction and Character Cards and unveil pieces of lore from the world of Raiders of the Broken Planet. Eternal Soldier includes a total of seven playable characters and sets the stage for the story to follow in Alien Myths and the other parallel stories of the next three campaigns of the first season.
The business model for Raiders of the Broken Planet is unique in its release of a free to play base game, supplemented by individual story campaigns. The naming of the Prologue has caused some confusion among gamers. With the re-naming of the Prologue to the Eternal Soldier Starter Campaign, MercurySteam want to re-emphasize the importance of this campaign, serving as the base game from which the additional campaigns build off from.