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Planetary Annihilation gameplay video shows unannihilated planet, alpha planned for May

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I could probably spend hours just zooming in and out of Planetary Annihilation's forested planets. Space! Ground. Space! Ground. Spaaaace! Until I can—the "end of May," if Uber Entertainment (opens in new tab) hits the alpha release goal it sets at the end of this video—we can all see the scale of the Kickstarted RTS in today's archived livestream (opens in new tab) , in which Uber's Steve Thompson and Jon Mavor walk us through pre-alpha gameplay.

It's not far from the gameplay visualization the former Supreme Commander and Total Annihilation developers showed off during the Kickstarter (opens in new tab) . It's a little blockier and less complex, but crisp and charming—better-looking, I think.

Uber also shows off (opens in new tab) an impressive replay system, which allows players to rewind to the beginning of the game—while the match is still live—and watch past events. That and more is revealed in the 20 minute stream, and there's more information in our announcement preview (opens in new tab) .

If you want access to the alpha but didn't contribute to the Kickstarter, it doesn't come cheap—the minimum pre-order (opens in new tab) tier required for alpha access is the $90 Galactic Edition.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.