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Astroneer

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: System Era Softworks
Release Date: Feb. 6, 2019

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'Astroneer' (ALL) Coming to Xbox One Preview & Steam Early Access Next Week

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2016 @ 11:51 a.m. PST

Astroneer places players in a 25th century gold rush where they explore the frontiers of outer space, risking their lives and resources in harsh environments for the chance of striking it rich.

On this adventure, a player’s most useful tool is their ability to shape their world, altering the terrain and extracting valuable resources from planets, asteroids, and moons. Resources can be traded on the open market or crafted into new tools, vehicles, and modules to create everything from massive industrial bases to pop-up tents for overnight expeditions.

Astroneer is a game about exploration and creativity. The worlds in Astroneer are diverse, each combining careful artistry and procedural generation to create unique and beautiful experiences. Yet, each world can be reshaped by your tools. The entire volume of the world can be dug, sculpted, or added to at your whim. Every cubic inch of every world is accessible to you. Excavate vast underground tunnels or create megaliths on the surface; the world is your Play-Doh.

Astroneer will be released on both Steam Early Access and Xbox One & Windows 10 Game Preview December 16th, 2016.

On the 16th, players will be able to explore procedurally generated environments in a unique voxel engine, featuring a textureless aesthetic that allows players to deform and shape the terrain as though it were made of Play-Doh. Players will be able to shape planets all the way to their core.

On those planets they'll research rare discoveries, expand their base, go spelunking, survive the elements, snap components together to suit their personal goals, customize vehicles and base modules. They can do all of this in 4 player co-operative multiplayer that will be available on launch.

The sudden development of technology for rapid space travel enables fast and inexpensive journeys to the stars. Exo Dynamics, the dominant conglomerate in the new field, has opened flights to daring citizens of Earth. Like the Yukon gold rush of old, waves of adventurers sign up to launch themselves into a new frontier, risking everything to seek their fortune in the far reaches of the galaxy. These are the Astroneers.

As an Astroneer, you must find a way to dig out a life on one of a multitude of harsh new worlds. Blast through the terrain to uncover precious artifacts and materials you can use to fuel your quest to become a wealthy baron in the stars. Along the way, discover oddities, raise questions, and uncover mysteries.

Perhaps not all is as it seems.

Key Features

  • Explore multitudes of procedural worlds.
  • Shape completely malleable terrain. Dig to the center of the earth, or forge mountains.
  • Craft vehicles and discover resources to reach ever further in the galaxy.
  • Survive in ever more harsh and rewarding environments.
  • Play with friends in online or local multiplayer.

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