Worlds Adrift launches on Steam early access while overseen by actual airship

Floating up out of the drydock of closed beta, Worlds Adrift launched into the bright blue skies of early access today. The airship sandbox drummed up hype for the release with a publicity stunt that involved hauling a batch of players high up into the air over London to try out the game. (The first livestream in the sky? Why not!)

Worlds Adrift is now releasing to Steam Early Access,” Bossa Studios trumpeted. “This means we have opened up additional servers for both US and EU regions, and will release more servers depending on player population. The UI for the character creation screen has been adjusted to make it easier to pick a server to play on.”

With the early access start comes a full wipe and a new build that includes a different layout, additional islands, new clothing items, double the amount of ancient written stories, all-new music, and plenty of bug fixes.

The early access client is on sale at 10% off through May 23rd, meaning that you can pick it up for just $22.49. There’s a new trailer:

And a retrospective:

And here’s a look at our best streams of the game:

Get caught up on all our coverage to date!

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Mewmew

Sorry but cable lifting a gaming platform into the sky does not a real Airship make.

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Thomas Zervogiannis

Congratulations for the early access launch \o/ This is one of the upcoming games I am most excited about, good luck to the studio for the rest of the development towards the finished game.

I am really looking forward to playing it once they get to the state of “no more wipes”. From what I read on their forums, early access implies more wipes down the way. So I will have to wait a bit more before jumping in.

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Kross Vilalobos

Was interested until the arbitrary PVP gankfest reared its lovely head even to people who just start the game trying to build their first ship 30 mins to 2 hours instantly gone by a destructive force called men who want to watch your infant ship burn lol.

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Mewmew

If you build it, they will come (to destroy it).

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Schmidt.Capela

This is one I would be very interested in if it had a PvE server, or some kind of PvP opt-out mechanism. Gliders, grapple guns, airships, floating islands? All of that really floats my boat.

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Mewmew

It doesn’t, and as far as the Devs are concerned it never will (though we’ve seen that tune change before when failure starts to set in). The game is 99% PvP focused and that’s the way the Devs want it to be with no PvE servers or opt out options ever. They’ve made this extremely clear to people asking over the development time.

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Daniel Miller

I cant ever get past the first island in months hence i always lose intrest and find other games to play.

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Arktouros

I stayed up way too late playing this last night *groan*