Developer Keen Software House has announced that Space Engineers is leaving Steam Early Access on the 28th of February. On the same day, the game will also receive the 'Major Overhaul of Survival' update, which will see the introduction of many new features, game improvements, and changes.
Getting Space Engineers out of Early Access has been planned for a long time. We have worked on it basically since 2016/2017, when the game entered beta. It was our goal to release the game in the state we consider to fulfill our original vision, including all planned features and core game components. Moreover, it includes a lot of things that were not planned at the beginning of the game’s development.
Space Engineers was one of the first Early Access games on Steam and one of the few titles that will be successfully released after several years of passionate development. We keep our promises. The reason Space Engineers is leaving Early Access is because we have a solid foundation, which will allow us to continue releasing new features and content for the game. The future looks bright!
Space Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction, exploration and survival in space and on planets. Players build space ships, space stations, planetary outposts of various sizes and uses (civil and military), pilot ships and travel through space to explore planets and gather resources to survive. Featuring both creative and survival modes, there is no limit to what can be built, utilized and explored.
Space Engineers features a realistic, volumetric-based physics engine: everything in the game can be assembled, disassembled, damaged and destroyed. Volumetric objects are structures composed from block-like modules interlocked in a grid, and behave like real physical objects with mass, inertia and velocity. Individual modules have real volume and storage capacity.
Space Engineers concentrates on construction and exploration aspects, but can be played as a survival shooter as well. However, instead of engaging in direct man-to-man combat, players must use their creativity and engineering skills to build war machines and fortifications to survive in space and on planets. Space Engineers shouldn’t be about troops; it should be about the machinery you build.
Space Engineers is currently available via Steam Early Access for $24.99/£14.99/€22.99.