Masters of Orion Reboot Coming From World of Tanks Dev

Key members of original game's team are working on the reboot.


Wargaming, developer and publisher of World of Tanks, has announced it is rebooting classic PC strategy series Masters of Orion.

Accredited with being a pioneer of the Explore, Expand, Exploit, and Exterminate (4X) genre, Masters of Orion was first released in 1993 for MS-DOS and Mac. The game tasks player with using politics or force to lead a chosen race to galactic dominance.

Development duties for the reboot have been handed to NGD Studios, the Argentina-based outfit behind Bunch of Heroes and Regnum Online, "with key members from the original title’s team" also involved.

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Wargaming is promising enhanced visuals that will "breathe new life into the vast galaxy available to explore and conquer, as well as give new personality to the many races which call it home."

Other key features include "a revamped user interface, an orchestral score from the original game’s composer, voiceovers by well-known actors, new user tutorials, and more."

"Master of Orion is a game that brings Wargaming truly back to its roots, not only as a company but also in how it influenced my personal interest in both games and making them," said Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi.

"The series’ iconic gameplay has stood the test of time and working with NGD Studios to bring the series back to life is a truly exciting moment for the team."

“As longtime fans of the Master of Orion, the opportunity to help breathe new life into this acclaimed game has been a dream come true,” added Andrés Chilkowski, co-founder and CEO of NGD Studios.

“While we’ve made many improvements overall to the game, we’re confident that its classic and addictive gameplay will appeal to gamers no matter if they played the game years ago or are now just experiencing it for the very first time."

Take a look at the first Masters of Orion screenshots in the gallery below.

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