Devs Feel Development is 'Taking Way Too Long'
The Factorio 1.0 release date has finally been announced by the developers. After years of tinking with the games many, many features, Wube Software has decided to set a firm date for what they'll call version 1.0.
"[We] feel that the Factorio development is taking way too long," read a blog post from developer kovarex on the game's official website. "The approach 'It is done when it is done' was serving us well to deliver a high quality product, but if we continued this way, we would be doing it basically forever."
Essentially, the devs are setting a firm date for themselves so they don't continue on this current pace of developing little pieces of the game here and there. That's why they've announced the Factorio 1.0 release date as September 25, 2020.
"We decided to just specify a 1.0 release date publicly, so we have to stick with it," the blog post continued. "We will just focus on the most important aspects as we approach the date, and we just do whatever we have time to do. Once the 1.0 happens, we can have some rest and after that, we can finally focus on the content and features again."
The Factorio 1.0 Release Date Won't Be the End of Development
Factorio has been in development for years, and longtime fans might be concerned that the Factorio 1.0 release date will also mark the end of active development. For now, it seems that those players won't have much to worry about.
"Version 1.0 does not mean that development on the game will end, or that Factorio is 100% finished," kovarex said outright. That's about as definitive statement as you can get. What we can expect in the future, however, is still a mystery.
"When we have a better idea of what we will be working on after the 1.0 release," kovarex concluded, "we will let you know."
What do you think of the Factorio 1.0 release date? What do you think the developers will be able to accomplish in that time? Let us know in the comments below!