Good news for Fractured Space fans, the Alpha 18 update is coming with new maps! This is something I've been talking about for awhile now (see my previous article on the matter) and while Edge Case took its sweet time doing it, better late than never. The next update will see two brand new maps (refereed to as sectors) for players to fight over.
The first will feature a forest of vertical alien structures that break line of sight from a dozen different angles, perfect for setting up a good ambush or short skirmish between ships. The second will continue with the theme of the first, taking you to an asteroid belt full of debris. That, and the mine fields scattered around to make your life even more miserable.
Now keep in mind these are brand new sectors so the textures and settings used are taken from existing map elements, but once they've had some time to settle Edge Case games have promised to polish them and add in unique atmospherics for each of them. The sectors are named Obulong Cascade and Glacial Array respectively and are definitely a step in the right direction for the game. The update is scheduled for the first week of August.