Vanity Item Gifts, Portraits, and Steam Marketplace
Client Progress Update
The new user interface for The Infinite Black Expansion is about 95% complete. We can connect to the server and play the game! The next step is to implement the universe and solar system maps, space battle visuals, and movement from sector to sector. We'll have a demo video of the user interface soon.
Players have been asking why things are delayed. A big reason for that is because we've added 9 major new features that were never announced! We'll release more details in the coming weeks, but today we can reveal three of them!
1) There is now a captain portrait designer built into the client so all players can create a unique avatar. The old website portrait system will be going away.
2) Vanity items drop from enemy NPCs and special events. You can buy and sell these items, or consume them to add to your collection. There are currently over 5,000 vanity items with more on the way. Bonus: Kickstarter backers will receive exclusive Vanity items!
3) We are integrating the Steam Marketplace into the desktop clients. This allows players to buy and sell equipment safely outside of the game using their Steam wallet, with powerful price history and market tracking tools.
We'll have another update soon with a video and more information!