Some screenshots of new features in Tribes: Ascend have been released today by Hi-Rez Studios! The fast-action sci-fi shooter is to receive enhancements in the next beta update to the user interface and class customization system, plus more weapons and classes playable right from the start.
“We feel very good about the fast and fluid combat we’ve been playing and refining with the community over the past few months” explains Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios Chief Operating Officer. “We are now excited to announce new features that have been among those most requested by our Beta group.”
“Our next update will include additional class customization and a much more polished user interface that really showcases the sci-fi, high resolution graphics of Tribes: Ascend. We will be collapsing the total number of playable classes from 12 to 9, but adding the ability for players to unlock new weapons for each class and further customize their loadout. Three of the nine classes will be available right away so a new player will have access to a Light, Medium, and Heavy class in his or her first match”
“We believe this system preserves class-based combat but offers additional flexibility for players to customize classes around individual playstyle. It continues to provide a balanced and level playing field for all players - free and VIP.”
Some of the new features in action:
With servers across North America, Europe, and Australia, Tribes: Ascend is a free-to-play shooter for PC with unlockable classes, weapons, skills, and perks. Already in Beta are 3 drivable vehicles, 3 game modes, and 9 playable maps. Future plans for Ranked and Custom server support are already in place!
The sci-fi shooter is currently in beta; head over to www.tribesascend.com to register for an invitation! For a guaranteed invitation, players can purchase the Tribes: Ascend VIP Starter Bundle, which includes automatic admission into Beta, permanent VIP status in the game, a 30-day Booster, and 3000 Tribes Gold. This bundle is available at a 33% discount to list price!