Nexus: The Jupiter Incident update adds Steam Workshop support

A surprise patch to a game that came out over a decade ago usually means only one thing: someone's bought the IP. And that's exactly what's happened with well-regarded spaceship strategy game Nexus: The Jupiter Incident. Publisher THQ Nordic bought the Nexus license late last year, and it's just issued a Steam update that adds Steam Workshop support, among other things.

The patch also restores compatibility with Windows XP, strips out its dependency on administrator mode, and adds a GUI scaling option so you can play the game nicely in super-high resolutions.

It's a relatively small patch, but a welcome one, and a motion that suggests there could well be another Nexus game in the pipeline.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.