Stardock founder Brad Wardell (a.k.a. Frogboy) has announced on the official Elemental
forums that this week will bring patch 1.08 for the game
, which will finally implement multiplayer, as well as more performance optimizations and bugfixes in the wake of the game's troubled launch
l's multiplayer was one of the game options that had been pushed back
due to all of the other issues, so stalwart fans of the game are looking forward to mixing it up with others.
Wardell also says that the content connected with the Random House-published tie-in novel
will be unlocking soon, so players who've bought the novel will get that. And Stardock is also planning to reveal some of the work going on for the mod community,
"along with easier in-game submissions of mods that aren't maps." Wardell says that's scheduled for the next few weeks, so it seems like he and his team are still working hard to win back players disappointed with how the launch went.