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Natural Selection 2 Reinforced update now available alongside free Steam weekend and 75% off sale

Friday, 30th August 2013 21:51 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Natural Selection 2 has a lot going on with it at the moment, such as a free expansion, the addition of DirectX 11 and Linux support and a free weekend. Hit up the break for all the news.

The Reinforced update comes with new weapons, traps, items, tutorials the aforementioned DirectX 11 and Linux support, the female marine and more.

While the update is free, Unknown Worlds has estimated it cost the company $550,000 to create it, so it is accepting crowdfunding donations to help decide whether more free content will be released in the future.

“Six months of game development is not cheap, and we have often discussed how we might continue to pay for keeping the studio focused on Natural Selection 2 full time,” the firm posted on its website.

“Various options were discussed – Including making Reinforced a separate Steam DLC, or introducing in-game micro-transactions. But these monetisation methods do not fit with our culture. Knowing we must pay the bills to keep the lights on, we decided to introduce the Reinforcement Program.”

Natural Selection 2 is currently free-to-play on Steam from now until Sunday, September 1 and is 75% off until September 2.

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