Gratuitous Space Battles 2 is now in open beta, assuming you’re willing to plonk down cash for a pre-order.

Gratuitous Space Battles is one of Positech’s most popular games, letting you design a space fleet and then send it into battle against other space fleets. Gratuitously. No base-building or anything like that – just set up the fleet, give it orders, and then watch the results.

The sequel offers plenty of new bits and pieces, including prettier graphics, more ships, multi-monitor support, easy modding, new formation orders, and new bits and pieces related to carriers and fighters. So… it’s a sequel!

If you want to get in on the Gratuitous Space Battles 2 beta, you can do so by pre-ordering the game on the official website for $24.95 USD, which Positech reckons equates to around £16.50. You’ll get access to the beta now, plus a Steam key for the full release.

Trailer and screens for Gratuitous Space Battles 2 below.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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