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"I want to believe." Extraterrestrials are a thing of belief for
many people because there is no real proof of extraterrestrial
life. Or is there? A UFO has just been spotted above gamigo. The
MMOG publisher is sounding the bell for the final round of closed
beta testing today for the tactical browser game UFO Online: Fight
for Earth. The free-to-play game has been improved once again to
broaden new elements. The open beta is planned for May.
Players of the strategy MMOG know: the aliens that pretend to be
on a friendly mission to Earth are everything other than friendly.
What the invaders really want is to exploit the Earth's resources.
And so the battle begins. Three, brave factions made up of
resistance fighters have formed to save our planet and so the human
race. They fight the aliens from self-made outposts. They also
research new technology and weapons and hire soldiers. The player
commands an army of specialists, each of which has their own
class-specific skill tree. Only the right mix between research and
tactics can bring victory in the end.
Innovations in the fourth closed beta testing
The developers at Funatics have worked meticulously once again
so that players of UFO Online can now look forward to improved
missions and PvP maps, as well as a much enhanced single-player/PvE
story campaign. In addition, a new quest system has been
implemented that provides an easier entry into the game as well as
motivating alliance tasks with long-term goals. The graphics have
also been reworked.
The new alien tactics will also pose a challenge for the
players: the invaders have learned a great deal in the past months!
In order to survive against the aliens in battle, players will now
profit from a weapon upgrade and enhanced research system. Players
will now ascend the rankings and profit from advantages of power.
Furthermore, the bases of the individual factions can be further
expanded. Numerous new room and research functions ensure for more
Extract of innovations and improvements in the four beta
- improved mission and PvP maps
- new alien tactics
- much enhanced single-player/PvE story campaign
- new quest system
- ranking system
- weapon upgrade and enhanced research systems
- expand the underground bases of individual factions
- numerous new room and research functions
- new story characters, weapons, and monsters
- reworked graphics and improved interface