Astroneer Gets an Official Early Access Release Date

Find out when you can jump into the engrossing world of Astroneer.

December 8, 2016 by Morgan Shaver in News

Astroneer, a co-op space exploration game in development by System Era, released brand new info today regarding their upcoming Early Access release date. Posted today to Astroneer’s social accounts comes the announcement that the game will move into Early Access on Steam, Xbox One, and Windows 10 Friday, December 16th. “

Astroneer will be released on both Steam Early Access (http://store.steampowered.com/app/361420) and Xbox One & Windows 10 Game Preview December 16th, 2016. On the 16th, players will be able to explore procedurally generated environments in a unique voxel engine, featuring a textureless aesthetic that allows players to deform and shape the terrain as though it were made of Play-Doh," System Era explained.

"Players will be able to shape planets all the way to their core. On those planets, they'll research rare discoveries, expand their base, go spelunking, survive the elements, snap components together to suit their personal goals, customize vehicles and base modules. They can do all of this in 4-player co-operative multiplayer that will be available on launch.”

In addition to the above announcement, a promotional image was posted to the game’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

If you’re unfamiliar with the game, Astroneer is procedurally generated and allows you and other players to explore space, build bases, and uncover strange items and secrets. With stunning visuals and a promising premise, Astroneer is sure to be a worthy entry to the space genre. If you’re interested in acquiring the game on December 16th, be sure to check out the official Astroneer website, and follow game updates over on Facebook and Twitter.

For more on Astroneer here at Indie Obscura, be sure to check out some of our previous features including our in-depth interview with System Era, and our detailed preview of Astroneer.