Key features of the third Update:
- Full mod support for mod creators, including the ability to create quests via XML script, documentation, and many samples available on Horizon wiki/forums
- Built-in game support to enable/disable mods and a sample mod which enables playing the 3 ancient races in the game on top of the original 8 races
- 8 more random events
- A new Command Points System (game option) that limits number of ships per empire based on their logistical capability
- A configurable Governor system to manage the development of planets (automation) for late stages of a game
- A convenient UI for mass refitting ships and Star Bases to a new design quickly
- Many optimizations for super-fast turns late game, on very large galaxies
- Many other improvements to various parts of the game including the AI and many more minor features as requested by players
L3O Interactive’s Raffi Parsekhian says: “Over the past few months we have assessed aspects of the game that could still be improved and have listened to community wishes. With this third free update we feel Horizon has come to full fruition, concluding the game’s development cycle.”
The 3rd Update coincides with Horizon participating in this week’s Weeklong Sale on Steam, where the game is available at a whopping 66% off.
Read the full changelog for the update here.