For a two man team, Subset Games' undertaking of bringing their PC hit Faster Than Light to iPad is a large one. But the wait is nearly over, with their announcement of a release in early 2014.
The original PC version of the game is getting a huge update called FTL: Advanced Edition and it is this version that is coming to the iPad.
The successful spaceship management sim's update boasts so many new features it sounds more like a full-blown sequel than an update. A new sector, new events, new systems, enemy ships and weapons are just some of the improvements on the way.
For the iPad to be getting this new and improved version of what is fast becoming a management classic is very exciting for the platform. The large touchscreen of Apple's tablet would seem to be a perfect fit for this style of game, as would be the portability, allowing a relaxing armchair experience for what has so far been a PC only affair.
Wannabe armchair spaceship commanders would do well to watch the trailer below and to start getting excited. If you need an excellent alternative experience to enjoy while you wait, we suggest the very fun Star Command: grab it here.