Divergence Online survival sandbox prequel Divergence: Year Zero hits Steam early access

    
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Stained Glass Llama, the studio behind indie sci-fi sandbox Divergence Online, has put that game’s infrastructure to work in a brand-new game that launched last week¬†on Steam’s early access platform. Divergence: Year Zero is set in the same universe and is intended as a sequel to the Star Wars Galaxies-inspired sandbox, only instead of being an MMORPG, this version is themed more like a survival sandbox, with plans for vehicles, non-combat professions, improved animations, new zones, quests, and voice comms still on the way, though it’s already “100% playable” according to the team.

Developer Ethan Casner says that he expects Year Zero to be in early access for about six months while it “finances completion”: “Year Zero began its life after nine-months of improvements and new additions to Divergence: Online and as a result will see full-launch roughly the same time as it’s predecessor Divergence: Online completes its tour of duty in Early Access.”

The game is currently available at a discounted $26.99 US on Steam.

Source: Steam, press release