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Posted on Dec 7, 2010 in Games PR

Matrix Games Hosting Chat with Distant Worlds Devs

Jim Zabek

Matrix Games and Code Force have announced that they will be hosting a live chat event to discuss the highly anticipated expansion to Distant Worlds, entitled Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi.

The chat will be at 9PM EST (2AM GMT) on Thursday, December 9, 2010. As with their previous chat with 2by3 Games for War in the East (chat transcript), Matrix will be hosting this event in their Live Chat Area.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “The live chat with 2by3 Games had a fantastic turn out and our fans asked some great questions. The Distant Worlds forums are already alight with speculation, comments, and buzz so a live chat with CodeForce about their highly anticipated expansion was the next natural step!”

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The storyline unfolds like this: an ancient evil is returning to the vast universe of Distant Worlds. If that isn’t gripping enough, the expansion will add "a long list of new features and improvements."  In addition, Return of the Shakturi will include two new and unique alien races complete with events that expand upon the original Distant Worlds and move the timeline of the universe forward into its next chapter with exciting new endgame options. A completely new and vastly expanded research system with comprehensive new tech trees awaits, with new tech and options for avid ship designers such as fighters, bombers, missiles, Ion weapons, planetary facilities, regional capitols, and more.

Return of the Shakturi also comes packed with interface improvements like an Empire Navigation Tool to provide quick access to everything in your empire, Action Buttons for one-click access to common tasks, an Enemy Targets list showing all known enemy threats, Build Orders to mass-produce groups of new ships in one simple step, and more. All this coupled with new Empire Policies to fine tune the auto-management of your empire, new galaxy shapes, and extended modding support promise to make Return of the Shakturi an essential add-on to the vast, living galaxy of Distant Worlds.

Please note: Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi is not a stand-alone game and it REQUIRES ownership of the original full Distant Worlds game.

Get more information on Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi from its official product page and don’t forget to check out the live chat.

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