Planetary Annihilation gets new stretch goal: galactic war

Planetary Annihilation's Kickstarter push has gone into overdrive. $1.3m has been pledged already, which means we'll get gas giants and improved orbital units. $1.5m is the next goal. That'll give Uber the funds to create lava and metal planets, which is all very nice, except yesterday they announced a new $1.8m goal: GALACTIC WAR .

Galactic War is described as a "replayable single and multiplayer metagame." It'll let you conquer procedurally generated galaxies system by system. You can play solo against AI, or join "online multiplayer mega-battles" and "plunder the universe" with friends. There will also be clan wars servers for larger, more organised competitions. You can watch the Uber crew talk up their heady new goal in the latest video update right here.

This raises an interesting question, though. If the $1.8m is galactic war, what on earth is "stretch goal five?"

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.