After 3 years in Early Access, Space Engineers advances to Beta Phase

"A great multiplayer experience is our primary goal"

BY AMIT BARAN ROY   |   The voxel-based sandbox game, Space Engineers, enters the Beta phase after having 3 successful years of Early Access in Steam. Developed and published by the Czech Republic developer Keen Software House, Space Engineers is all about engineering, construction, exploration and survival in space and on planets. Currently, the Early Access version of the game is rated 9 out of 10 in Steam, has sold over 1 million units and has become the first space sandbox game of its kind and size.

Last week, the game received a massive update which included features like total block redesign, new multiplayer netcode, and a tutorial campaign as well. Marek Rosa, CEO and head of Keen Software House, has said in his blog post that “This update marks the transition of Space Engineers entering into the Beta phase”. He further says, "The most important thing to remember with this announcement is that there is still more content, improvements and many optimizations to come. As an example, we can confirm that one of the things being worked on currently is a new HUD which should significantly increase your immersion in the game. Beta simply means that we feel the game now has a solid foundation." Check out the new features that you are going to get in Space Engineers Beta.

He also said that they will be going to make improvements on the newly implemented multiplayer mode and strive to offer a great multiplayer experience to the fans, in near future. Space Engineers is famous for its amazing modding community. It has one of the biggest workshops on Steam, with over 240,000 items. According to Rosa, from now on a more stable environment can be expected for modding as well as official, updated modding guides. There are plans for cleaning and polishing the MODApi interface as well. Check out the dedicated Beta trailer below showing off some phenomenal and flashy space battles.

Heads Up: You can access Space Engineers Beta's full list of new features here. Space Engineers can be availed at Steam.

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