A couple of months ago, I called Astroneer a “lavish multiplayer space sandbox,” and I meant it: This is one of the most vivid painterly sci-fi survivalboxes ever and I can’t wait to dip into it. And as of today, I can, and so can you, as it’s launched out of early access and into the wilds of planetary exploration.
“Adventurous travelers harness their ingenuity to thrive on seven uncharted planets, unraveling the mysteries of abandoned structures strewn across their surfaces. Excavate, elevate and terraform through vibrant terrain in whimsical worlds teeming with unfamiliar oddities. Exploration takes exciting turns as astronauts encounter mysterious structures and dangerous obstacles, then engineer new technology to light the way. Additions to character customization empowers astronauts to show their own personal tastes as they distinguish themselves from friends in four-player co-op. The first major post-launch update will bring dedicated servers and cross-play, enabling adventurers to build their bases and embark on journeys together regardless of platform and doubling the maximum number of players to eight.”
Get caught up on all our coverage of the game so far, and stay tuned – MJ’s gonna be streaming as always!