Halcyon 6 is Going Lightspeed with Some Major Improvements

Last year’s Halcyon 6 was one of the best indie titles to hit the market. Mixing equal parts of Star Trek, 4X strategy, and RPG made for a compulsively playable title that could eat through the hours like a particularly insatiate flesh eating bacteria. It was just really good. It wasn’t perfect, though. The developer Massive Damage decided to not have any part of “not perfect” and has been plugging away at a reworked edition of the title. Dubbed Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition, there is a huge list of improvements to an already fantastic experience coming to the title:

  • Streamlined Campaign greatly speeds up progression and tightens the campaign to an action and adventure packed 12 hrs depending on your play style and pace

  • Streamlined All Systems for faster progression, including economy, starbase, resources, and officer levelling.

  • New Officer Progression System with 6 subclasses, 3 Prestige classes, new skill tree, and over 20+ new Prestige/Epic powers.

  • New Ship Loadout and Config screen will let you customize loadouts (and save them) for your ships just before entering combat

  • New Difficulty Mode called Vice Admiral and slightly increased difficulty across the board

  • Enhanced Combat includes 25+ new alien faction space combat abilities, more combos for both players and enemies, increased faction weaknesses and resistances, and other balancing tweaks

  • New UI Overhaul designed for greater readability and usability. Many quality of life enhancements to all areas of the game, too many to list here.

The best part of this is the fact that all existing owners of the original version will receive this heavily updated version for no charge. While this updated version doesn’t launch until August 10, there really isn’t a reason for anyone interested to hold off since the reworked edition will be free anyways. It’s still great in its current form. Check out the trailer below.