Klei Entertainment's upcoming space sim Oxygen Not Included has been delayed until July. The game was originally intended to leave Early Access this month.
The dev team revealed the news in a post on the official Klei forums. Klei says that after working on the final update, the team "weren't quite where we anticipated that we would be" with Oxygen Not Included. If the game had launched at its intended time, the team says it wouldn't have been as polished as they (or fans) would like. Despite this setback, Klei is feeling good about the final update and thinks fans will like what's coming. Oxygen Not Included is now expected to launch fully in July, with testing happening around the end of June. Here's hoping Klei can use that time to make the tweaks and release a game in which it can take pride.
Oxygen Not Included is a space-colony simulation game from the creators of Don't Starve and Mark of the Ninja. The objective is to build and maintain a space colony inside an alien asteroid. Along the way, you'll need to keep a close eye on your dwindling resources, the psychological impact of survival, and temperature control, among other things. You'll manage power supplies, create complex pipe systems to deliver fuel to critical areas, and keep an eye on your oxygen levels at all times. As Klei says on the game's official Steam page, don't forget to breathe. Check out a trailer for Oxygen Not Included below:
You can grab Klei's space sim via Steam Early Access for $24.99. It was also available on the Epic Games Store, but for the duration of the Epic Mega Sale has been removed. If you'd rather wait for a full release, Oxygen Not Included will launch for reals this July. No word yet on a specific release date for the game, so we'll keep you posted.
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