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Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Developer: Keen Software House

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'Space Engineers' Reveals Major Survival Overhaul, Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2019 @ 10:15 a.m. PST

Space Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction and maintenance of space works. Players build space ships and space stations of various sizes and utilization (civil and military), pilot ships and perform asteroid mining.

Space Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction and maintenance of space works. Players build space ships and space stations of various sizes and utilization (civil and military), pilot ships and perform asteroid mining. Space Engineers utilizes a realistic volumetric-based physics engine: all objects can be assembled, disassembled, damaged and destroyed.

Space Engineers offers a robust platform for creative gamers to build and maintain space stations and ships in a single or multi-player environment. Offering both Survival and Creative modes, as well as resource management, multiplayer, and even combat, the limits of what can be built and played are only bound by the player’s own creativity.

The upcoming Major Overhaul of Survival is going live on Thursday, February 28, 2019, which is going to be a big day for Space Engineers because we are also going to move the game out of Early Access.

Getting Space Engineers out of Early Access has been planned for a long time. We have worked on it basically since 2016/2017, when the game entered beta. It was our goal to release the game in the state we consider to fulfill our original vision, including all planned features and core game components. Moreover, it includes a lot of things that were not planned at the beginning of the game’s development (solar panels, planets, rotors, pistons, wheels, and many more features).

Space Engineers was one of the first Early Access games on Steam and one of the few titles  that will be successfully released after several years of passionate development. We keep our promises.

The reason Space Engineers is leaving Early Access is because we have a solid foundation, which will allow us to continue releasing new features and content for the game. The future looks bright!

Space Engineers has been in Early Access for 5+ years, and during this period we developed the game from a proof-of-concept to a feature complete space engineering sandbox.

We went through more than 200 updates, which include major game changes such as planets, super-large worlds, improved the multithreaded physics and much more! You can view all the updates in chronological order here.

We sold more than 3 million copies and we have more than 200,000 monthly active players.

We listened to our community, and used a lot of this feedback to improve the game where we could. It has been a rewarding and productive cooperation, which we really enjoyed! And something that we will continue to enjoy in the future. The Space Engineers community is strong, growing, and present.

We expect that some people will have concerns regarding what leaving Early Access means for the future of Space Engineers - if we are now going to abandon the game. We won’t stop working on Space Engineers and we feel good about the foundation we have built. Therefore, I think the answer is clear: 

This is not the end. This is just the beginning!

Mark your calendar for a release day stream on Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5PM UTC, because this day will bring many new things and surprises (not seen during the public tests). This will be a truly momentous day for the Space Engineers community.
We are planning many new things for Space Engineers and we will start revealing them soon :-)

Keen Software House also confirmed it is still working on the Xbox One version, which is one of the top priorities for the developer.


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