Space survival RPG Ostranauts roadmap has been revealed and it will involve player feedback. Developer Blue Bottle Games says players will be able to decide which of the game's upcoming features is given priority in Early Access development of the Neo Scavenger spiritual successor.
What are the new features coming to Ostranauts?
This news was announced via the Ostranauts Steam Community. In the announcement, Blue Bottle says it is "already tackling the most urgent bugs" in the game, and that Ostranauts is "meant to be a project done with [the players]". The roadmap shared as part of the announcement represents updates coming to the game over the next two years, and players will have the chance to vote on which features they think are most important. The features are as follows:
- Wear and Tear: items and ship parts wear out with normal use
- Zero-G: float down corridors, over holes, get stranded
- Crew Management: crew can dock for you, start reactor
- More Ship Equipment: air scrubbers, crash couches, decor
- Wounds: cuts, bleeding, medical tools and UI
- Another Port: long range destination to reach
Blue Bottle will soon introduce a player voting system by which players can decide which features get priority. Naturally, you'll only have access to this system if you're an Early Access player; those who don't own Ostranauts won't be able to vote on features. It's also worth noting that requesting features outside of the ones listed above won't be possible, either; while players get to choose which feature gets priority, the options above seem set in stone.
What other planned features are coming to Ostranauts?
In addition to the above roadmap, Blue Bottle also shared some details regarding which features they're looking at bringing to Ostranauts. The list includes items like user-made mods, planetfall, multiplayer, and ship combat. Some of them are already on Blue Bottle's list for implementation, while others won't be coming to the game at all, including a multiplayer mode.
Features like modding, monsters and supernatural elements, and more of things the game already has - like stations, equipment, and ship styles - are planned for implementation. However, multiplayer and the ability to manage a fleet or an empire have been categorically ruled out. Blue Bottle says it wants to "make it clear now what to expect in general" so players know what they're getting into.
You can get Ostranauts right now on Steam. It's in Early Access, so expect some rough edges. There's also a 20% discount on the game right now, so it's the perfect time to check it out if you've been on the fence.
Are you playing Ostranauts? Which of the roadmap features above would you prioritize? Let us know in the comments below!