After five years in Steam Early Access, the Space Engineers release date has finally been locked in for the end of February. This survival sandbox game has let players explore asteroids, planets, and the furthest reaches of the stars for half a decade. Now, the developers are ready to call the game feature complete—although this won’t be the end of development.
A blog post from Keen Software House has details on the future of the game after the Space Engineers release date. Let’s begin with the most important question: is Keen Software House finished with development? Their answer is an emphatic no. In fact, it’s the opposite—not only will they be continuing to develop the game after its exit from Steam Early Access, but the team considers creating an Xbox One version of the game a “top priority”.
There have been more than 200 updates to the game over the years since it first launched on October 23, 2013. What we don’t know, though, is what exactly we’ll be getting with this latest update. A previous blog post has talked about public tests of the upcoming changes to the game, but nothing seems to have been finalized just yet. Keen Software House is classifying this next update as a “major overhaul” of the game’s Survival Mode—whatever it is, it’s likely to be a game-changer.
We first previewed this survival sandbox game way back in 2015. You can get Space Engineers for PC on Steam and the Humble Store at the price of $24.99 or your regional equivalent. The Space Engineers release date is February 28, 2019, with an Xbox One version to follow at some point in the future. Don’t miss the livestream that will be taking place on launch day at twitch.tv/keencommunitynetwork at 12:00 PM EST!
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