Oxygen Not Included will be leaving Steam Early Access soon, but the developers aren't quite done updating the game just yet. If you haven't had the pleasure of playing this game, it operates on a pretty straightforward premise: successfully build out a space colony while trying to survive all of the various dangers in the game world. Your base must maintain proper levels of oxygen and power to keep functioning, but that's not all: space is cold. That means you'll also have to make sure to keep your colonists warm. Don't let them get too warm, though—you can just as easily fry your citizens if you don't keep things balanced.
A forum post from Klei developer Ipsquiggle states that they plan to have Oxygen Not Included exit Steam Early Access in May of 2019. There will be two updates in total prior to the date, the first of which will be the third quality of life upgrade launching in April 16, 2019. After that, the Early Access release update will include three new biomes, new creatures, new buildings, and a whole lot more for players to enjoy.
Following the exit from Steam Early Access, the dev team at Klei will shift to producing DLC for Oxygen Not Included. Of course, the core game will continue to see improvements through various bug fixes and quality of life improvements. The fine folks at Klei state that 1.5 million people have purchased their game so far and that number is sure to grow once the game leaves Early Access. Oxygen Not Included was first announced at E3's PC Gaming Show 2016.
You can grab Oxygen Not Included for yourself on Steam for $19.99 or your regional equivalent, a 20% discount off of its MSRP of $24.99. Klei's space survival title will be leaving Early Access sometime in May 2019.
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