Star Control®: Origins to be enhanced for AMD Ryzen™ processors, Radeon™ FreeSync™ 2 technology and the Vulkan™ API, and featured at PAX West
Plymouth, MI. August 28, 2018 – Today Stardock Entertainment announced the extension of their technology and gaming partnership with AMD (NASDAQ: AMD). As part of the ongoing partnership, Stardock will optimize the upcoming Star Control: Origins for AMD technologies including AMD Ryzen™ processors and Radeon FreeSync™ 2 technology, as well as update the game post-launch with support for the Vulkan™ Graphics API.
This collaboration follows AMD’s previous work with Stardock to deliver the first ever game with DirectX® 12 benchmarking, Ashes of the Singularity.
"Delivering the latest advanced technology to gamers by working with innovative partners has been and continues to be critical to AMD’s success,” said Ritche Corpus, Head of Worldwide Content at AMD. “Stardock has proven time and time again that pushing the gaming envelope is part of their DNA, and we’re thrilled to continue our relationship with Star Control: Origins, their biggest and best game yet.”
“Stardock has consistently led in game experiences designed to take advantage of multiple processing cores, and AMD has been key to those efforts across technology and marketing,” said Kevin Unangst, Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships for Stardock. “AMD’s Ryzen™ and Radeon™ platforms deliver massive potential for the tech and gameplay experiences in our upcoming Star Control: Origins.”
Stardock and AMD are jointly marketing Star Control: Origins, including offering the upcoming sci-fi action adventure RPG in AMD’s Raise the Game GPU promotion: buyers of the AMD Radeon™ RX Vega, Radeon™ RX 580 or Radeon™ RX 570 graphics cards from qualifying retailers get Star Control: Origins - for free.
AMD is also debuting the first public showing of the full Star Control: Origins game in the AMD booth at PAX West in Seattle, WA in advance of the September 20 launch.
In Star Control: Origins, you explore the galaxy, investigate new worlds, contact new civilizations, and battle hostile aliens. You are the captain of Earth's brand new, state-of-the-art ship, The Vindicator. Your mission is to gather allies to fight an ancient alien menace that threatens to annihilate the human race.
Star Control: Origins releases September 20, 2018 and is available at a special pre-order price of $34.99 through Stardock, GOG, and Steam. For more information, visit www.starcontrol.com.
Star Control: Origins Media Assets:
Gamescom 2018 “By Any Means Necessary” Trailer: https://youtu.be/9E09Cgk_qZs
Screenshots: Screenshot 1 | Screenshot 2 | Screenshot 3 | Screenshot 4 | Screenshot 5
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About Stardock: Stardock is a developer and publisher of PC games and desktop software located in Plymouth, Michigan. Its PC games include Sins of a Solar Empire, Offworld Trading Company, Galactic Civilizations and Ashes of the Singularity. www.stardock.com.
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 Source: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2015-ashes-of-the-singularity-dx12-benchmark-tested