Phantom Galaxies recently announced its Early Access debut on both Epic Games and Steam on November 2nd, 2023. While the core gameplay remains consistent on both platforms, they come with distinct offerings. Epic Games will incorporate Web3 features, while Steam will provide a Web3-free version.
Phantom Galaxies Gameplay
Phantom Galaxies takes players on an exhilarating journey through a futuristic universe marked by space travel and planetary colonization. The game’s storyline quests immerse players in an epic narrative, pitting them against ruthless pirates and rewarding their efforts with character and starship upgrades. This multifaceted experience includes both starship piloting and combat, as well as interactive 3D space stations where players engage with non-playable characters (NPCs).
One standout feature is the ownership of Starfighters in the form of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens), granting players a unique sense of ownership and customization. Equipment and fusion NFTs allow for extensive fighter upgrades. Currently, Phantom Galaxies is in open beta, where recent additions like a bounty system and daily/weekly quests provide players with opportunities to earn experience and credits.
The Phantom Galaxies development team has ambitious plans for the game’s future. These include the introduction of arena PvP, challenging PvE raids, and the potential for permanent loss of Starfighter NFTs in specific zones, adding a thrilling element of risk to the gameplay.
Phantom Galaxies keeps the excitement alive with the release of Beta — Cohort 4: Defenders of the Stars, an update that builds upon the success of previous cohorts. This latest beta playtest introduces several new elements to the game, ensuring an even richer gaming experience.
One notable change is the reset of player progression with Cohort 4, with the promise of future resets. This move aligns with the introduction of a new player progression system, allowing players to track their advancement. Progression is achieved through activities like defeating enemies, discovering loot, and upgrading equipment, all contributing to a Power level system that reaches a cap of level 20.
Gear crafting has also seen enhancements, enabling players to purchase crafting resources directly from terminals. The introduction of scaled enemies, matching player levels, ensures that even the most seasoned pilots face formidable challenges.
Fans of close-quarters combat will appreciate the return of the Breacher class mech, armed with Blackhole Missiles, an EMP Shockwave, claw attacks, and a formidable shield ability. Accessible after completing the tutorial, the Breacher adds a new dimension to Phantom Galaxies’ mech roster.
Additional improvements include a range of user interface enhancements and a convenient new screenshot hotkey (F2) for capturing memorable moments in the game.
Phantom Galaxies promises to be a groundbreaking addition to the world of online gaming, combining a captivating storyline, immersive gameplay, and innovative web3 features.