ECO’s alpha 4 update is now live, and boy is it a major patch for the upcoming sandbox. Several major systems have been added to the game in it, including power, buildings, food, logging, and property.
The politically minded might appreciate the inclusion of elections and taxes, while the explorers will probably rejoice that ECO has added a spherical map to help navigate the world and find friends. Players can also use the new server browser to pick a particular shard.
Curious about how the food and skills interconnect in ECO? The devs have a video walking you through how the systems bounce off of each other, which you can watch after the break.