Pugstorm and Fireshine Games have announced that Core Keeper dedicated servers are now available. Additionally, new details have been revealed about The Sunken Sea update.
Core Keeper is a top-down sandbox game that puts players in the midst of mysterious underground ruins. It's sold more than half a million copies and overhauled the repair system in the first few weeks of launch. Now, the people behind this game are fixing a glaring omission: you can now get dedicated servers for this game.
How Core Keeper Dedicated Servers Work
Core Keeper dedicated servers will work much like most other games -- you set up the server and players will connect to them. This is certainly an improvement for players who would like to run a server without worrying about leaving their game running in the background.
"We are delighted to officially introduce dedicated server support to Core Keeper and reveal the first information on The Sunken Sea update," Pugstorm CEO and Animator Sven Thole said in a press release. "Dedicated servers have been requested since the start of the game’s launch into Steam Early Access, and we’d like to say a huge thank you to the members of our incredible community who have helped test this feature ahead of its official launch today."
While there are surely many players who are quite capable of setting up dedicated servers on their own, it's more likely that they will use a third-party service to manage them. You can likely look forward to Core Keeper servers being available on multiple game server hosts in the coming weeks (if they aren't already). You can learn more about how dedicated servers work in today's announcement.
Dedicated servers aside, the devs have revealed some new details about the next big update to the game. The Sunken Sea will introduce boats, a new method of transport that was one of the "Nice to Haves" items on the Core Keeper Roadmap. This update will introduce the following new content:
- New enemy types
- New Ore
- New Valuables
- New Base-building Items
- New Fish
- New Plants
- New Food
A full reveal of the Core Keeper The Sunken Sea Update will be showcased at the PC Gaming Show on June 12, 2022. If you haven't yet jumped into this great game, you can buy Core Keeper for PC via Steam at the price of $12.99 or your regional equivalent.