Ubi’s sci-fi shooter Starlink gets its sizeable free Crimson Moon expansion next week

April 24, 2019
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Ubisoft’s entertaining open-world space shooter Starlink will be getting notably bigger next week, with the arrival of its free new Crimson Moon expansion – coming to Switch, PS4, and Xbox One on April 30th. Additionally, there’s new paid DLC and a PC version due on the same day.

The bulk of Starlink’s new content revolves around the titular Crimson Moon, described as the “theatre of the Outlaw Games”. Here, players can indulge in newly introduced vehicle racing, with the expansion featuring both single-player and two-player split-screen tracks, plus wave-based battling in the Crimson Coliseum. Leaderboards will be included too, alongside custom paint jobs.

Ubisoft says that Crimson Moon will also “impact the entire world of Atlas and let players engage with new faction story missions and weekly challenges”, although specifics are yet to be detailed. Hopefully all this help will ease the repetition inherent in Starlink’s design – because, limited mission types aside, I found the experience – with its gorgeous planetary exploration, bags of personality, and wonderfully polished arcade action – enormously entertaining.

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