Raiders of the Broken Planet Is Getting Rebranded
Spanish developer MercurySteam just announced that they are relaunching Raiders of the Broken Planet as a free-to-play game called Spacelords on August 23, 2018. On the same day, the game’s fourth campaign Council Apocalypse will release, which includes a new recruitable character named Valeria and four new missions.
The studio also made it clear that Spacelords is more than just an update—it’s a “new game built on the back of Raiders of the Broken Planet” that will include a “huge, new sci-fi universe.”
“When we launched Raiders September last year, we hoped its low price point of 9.99 per campaign—would open it up to a large number of users, but it didn’t work as we planned,” said game director Enric Álvarez. “Our vision is to see our game enjoyed by millions of users for years to come and putting all of the game’s rich content into their hands for free is the way to realize it. We’ve answered our community and hope this removal of any payment barriers will build our devoted community further.”
“We felt that ‘Raiders’ only focused on one specific side of the battle for the Broken Planet: The Raiders. But this is about the Aleph, a mythical substance from the Broken Planet, a substance everybody wants—the Raiders, the Antagonists, each of the invading human factions…” he said. “All of them know that whoever controls the Aleph, will dominate the universe as the ultimate Spacelord. So, the new brand is not going to change the game lore at all, quite the contrary. Spacelords comes to embrace all of them—Raiders and Antagonists- under one umbrella.”
And if you have already purchased the game’s campaigns, MercurySteam is committed to providing you with “exclusive, top-quality game content that won’t be available to anyone else.”