Gratuitous Space Battles 2 trailer proves that intergalactic destruction can be beautiful


Who said large scale interplanetary destruction can't be beautiful? Probably most sensible people actually, but when the question applies to Gratuitous Space Battles 2 the answer is "yes, it can be beautiful". The trailer above is a short teaser concisely outlining what the game is and what it does. Since we already know most of this information , it's probably best to focus on the beautiful, beautiful destruction.

If that's not enough, here's a nine minute video showing some pre-alpha gameplay, complete with commentary. Earlier reports suggest Gratuitous Space Battles 2 will release some time before the end of the year , though the trailer says "soon(ish)" so who bloody knows, really.

Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.