The PC Gaming Show for E3 2018 with Sean "Day" Plott and Frankie Ward introducing themselves. We got right into it with Coffee Stain Studios' Satisfactory.
Satisfactory opened up with a video montage of multiple players constructing buildings and assembling conveyor belts. Coffee Stain Studios Game Director Oscar Jilsen took to the stage to talk about the game. Essentially, players will be charged with creating advanced manufacturing from scratch, ultimately working towards a goal of building absolutely massive factories. Creating materials in the game will involve several layers like gathering initial materials and then further refining them. Check out the reveal trailer for Satisfactory:
Players will be able to hop into vehicles to venture further away from their main base of operations in this first-person title. The map is stated to be 30 square kilometers with multiple biomes. You'll be able to start up a server and bring friends along for the ride. At the moment, the game is focusing on 1-4 players, but the developers haven't written off the possibility of more entering the fray. While the game's focus will primarily be around harvesting resources and building, there will be some combat elements in it. We don't have details on how exactly combat will work or what kinds of enemies players will face.
Thematically, everyone is working on something called "Project Assembly" in Satisfactory, a project that we don't know much about other than it's part of the brand-new "Save The Day" program. Players will construct workbench-style stations to get the initial material processing going and they can later automate it through things like conveyor belts. This means that it will be key for players to make sure that they place structures down in a way that allows for future expansion.
Head on over to satisfactorygame.com to find out more about Satisfactory and sign up for the closed alpha. There's also a handy F.A.Q. that details some more about the game with a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor. We should hear more about the closed alpha of the game in the coming months. You can also add the game to your Steam Wishlist.
What do you think of Satisfactory? Does the idea of this style of game scaled up into a 3D multiplayer environment appeal to you? How do you think it will differ from other similar games in the genre? Let us know in the comments below! If you want to know more about this and other announcements happening at E3 then be sure to check out our E3 2018 Coverage Hub.