Until February 1st, 2021 at 7 p.m. everyone can get the crazy battle simulation Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator for free on Steam:
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This free promotion now turns out to be a pretty clever marketing move: While the game, which has been almost forgotten for years, is currently experiencing a second spring and at times recorded over 10,000 players at the same time, developer Brilliant Games Studios has now announced the Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator 2 an official successor.
1,300,000 units at the same time
While the predecessor was actually a Fun-Sandbox with a rudimentary first-person shooter mode, UEBS2 is supposed to be one “Real” game will. Although players who like to experiment still get the sandbox mode, in which they can have countless units fight against each other, this time there will be several story campaigns. In addition, players should also be able to create their own stories and share them with friends or the community.
The biggest change should be the extent of the battles: While the first part regularly advises you that you shouldn’t use more than 100,000 units at the same time, the first trailer for the sequel shows a battle 1.3 million Participants at the same time – and all at a smooth 60 frames per second.
Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator 2 – First trailer shows battle with 1.3 million units
The video already presents some of the wacky troops you went to Release in autumn 2021 can send into battle. In addition to ancient Spartans and medieval knights, chickens, ogres, dinosaurs and even more crazy units await you. The predecessor also has an active mod community that brought units from Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings and Marvel Comics into the game via a Steam workshop.
These battles of epic proportions should be made possible by a “revolutionary new crowd rendering and AI technology,” as the developer writes on his Steam shop page. The trick here: Instead of the CPU, large parts of the game should be calculated directly by the GPU, i.e. the graphics card.
A total of 100 times more units than in UEBS 1 should be possible. If we assume the recommended 100,000 units of the first part, up to 10,000,000 figures could actually be represented at the same time. Whether the whole thing will still run smoothly is another question.
Should the whole thing be too chaotic for you and you rather feel like a serious strategy? Then take a look at our preview of the new build-up game from the Grim Dawn makers:
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