Global Agenda Gets A Facelift

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This dynamic new login screen will greet Global Agenda players this afternoon, heralding the completion of the Sandstorm update, bringing sweeping changes to the game's Agency-Vs.-Agency PVP. Want to see the login screen that didn't make the cut?


Today developer Hi-Rez Studios finally completes the Sandstorm game update for Global Agenda that started rolling out in June, transforming the face of the now free-to-play MMO.

While today's update brings many smaller changes to the game's systems, from removing consumables in PvP to cleaning up maps and tweaking weapon stats, the main focus is the game's persistent Agency-Vs.-Agency battles. Season lengths have been changed to two weeks, zone open times have been modified, and Agencies will no longer be able to dictate when their facilities are open for attack, with rotating hours of production taking the place of player choice.

With such a strong focus on fighting against other agencies, perhaps this unapproved login screen concept we acquired would have better represented the direction Global Agenda is going in.

Illustration for article titled Global Agenda Gets A Facelift

On second thought, that might be sending the wrong message.

The Global Agenda servers should be up around 3PM Eastern time today. In the meantime, check out the patch notes for a list of changes to expect when the game comes back online.


Long Live Video Games

I have to say the game is much better now than when it first launched. I give Hi-Rez credit for the fact that they worked hard and listened to the community. This was a more serious project to them and it really made a positive impact towards the future.