If you prefer more “survival” in your survival sandbox gaming, then last week’s appropriately named Survival update to Osiris: New Dawn is likely going to be right up your alley, as the update has put a greater emphasis on survival mechanics: Environmental hazards are more brutal, tools will have to be repaired as they deteriorate, hunger and thirst will have to be more closely mitigated, and nighttime will be “intensely dark and excruciatingly cold.”
It’s not all scrabbling to get by in this new update, however. There’s also a host of improvements to performance thanks to an update to Unity along with improvements to framerate and memory usage, and multiplayer updates have been made, with public servers cycling to a new universe every two weeks, better multiplayer syncing, and better multiplayer balance and stability.
If Osiris: New Dawn has fallen off of your radar, there’s a rundown in The Survivalist to get you acclimated, while our own MJ has streamed her sojourn in the game back in February 2018. As for recent events, the devs at Fenix Fire Entertainment handed some employees their walking papers and posted a Trello board to alleviate player complaints of limited communication — complaints that still linger in the game’s Steam reviews.