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Space Engineers Crossplay Arrives for PC and Xbox

February 11, 2021

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

Space Engineers Crossplay has arrived for PC and Xbox players, bridging the gap between the two platforms and allowing even more people to play this game together.

If you haven't played Space Engineers, you've missed out on a pretty neat game. You begin in a world with a handful of planets and some asteroids in a small ship or drop-pod. From there, the world is your oyster — you can build ships, bases, and everything in-between with an intuitive and robust building system.

 

The game has been out for a few years, adding new content (such as an economy system) in updates. Now, players can play the game on either PC or Xbox with the same server — and that's not all that's arrived.

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Xbox Gets Space Engineers Crossplay and Mods

Naturally, the biggest new addition in today's update is Space Engineers Crossplay. Dedicated servers can now enable "EOS networking" and console compatibility. These new EOS servers can be seen in the game's multiplayer menu on both platforms.

Mods are getting a bit of an expansion, too. Mods are now enabled on Xbox for single lobbies, multiplayer lobbies, and dedicated servers. Any worlds hosted on Xbox may have mods with one exception: unfortunately, mods won't work on Xbox if they require any client-side scripts. PC mods are getting a bit of an upgrade, too — support for Mod.io has been added into the game, making it much easier for players to find and install mods.

 
 

And that's pretty much it — Crossplay and mod support! If you've been curious about this game, you can buy Space Engineers on Steam for the discounted price of $13.99 or your regional equivalent, a 30% discount. You can also buy the game via its official website or on the Microsoft Store for Xbox consoles.

Are you excited for Space Engineers Crossplay? What improvements do you think the game needs on the Xbox version? Let us know in the comments below!