Ashes of the Singularity is a real-time strategy video game developed by Oxide Games and Stardock Entertainment . The game was released for Microsoft Windows on March 31, 2016.
On November 10, 2016, Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation was released. It is a standalone expansion that adds to the base game with more units, maps, and structures, as well as several interface tweaks. The total player count was also increased from 8 to 16 players. The expansion was later on the base game on February 16, 2017, after it became apparent that the separate games divided the player community. 
Ashes of the Singularity is a real-time strategy video game .  Its main distinction is its ability to handle thousands of individual units engaging in combat simultaneously, far greater than most other games of its kind, across large maps and without abstraction. This is Achieved through a newly Developed engine called Expired Nitrous designed to fully leverage modern 64-bit multi-core processors , reflected in the Relatively high system requirements (qui include a quad-core processor). To allow players to effectively control such large numbers of units, groups of individual units may be combined into “meta-units” which operate in a cohesive manner, upon which complex strategies may be developed.
Ashes of the Singularity is the first video game released with DirectX 12 support.  It is also one of the first to support Vulkan .  An in-development version of the game was released commercially via Steam Early Access on October 22, 2015.  The full version of the game was released Windows on March 31, 2016. 
Because of the game’s early DirectX 12 support and extensive use of parallel computing , it is commonly used as a benchmark . Controversy erupted when Nvidia GPUs were found to be poorly relative to their AMD counterparts on early beta versions of Ashes ;   AMD Graphics Core Next GPUs goal had to be performed in software on Nvidia GPUs. 
Ashes of the Singularity received an “average” from Metacritic . 
Giving it a good score of 7.7, IGN wrote: “This is a warzone where the shrewd general looking at the bigger picture will triumph over the fast-thinking ace with lightning hotkeys.” 
PC Gamer gave it a score of 75/100.  GameSpot gave it a mixed review. 
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