Astroneer Early Access Heads Up
Hey Everyone! And this time around i want to give you a heads up on Astroneer!
Astroneer is currently being developed by system era and is in early access for Xbone and PC this will also be out on PS4 but not until the official release date in which we dont have quite yet.. Which for a lot of people is strike one you will also need to buy into this early access which is strike 2 for a lot of people.. but stick with me and let me tell you why i think this game is a home run.
Astroneer is an extremely beautiful space sandbox game. It is a mix between the look of no mans sky but the feel of minecraft. Instead of progressing up a tree of tools to be able to dig deeper or to collect heavier materials like minecraft you can collect anything you want right from the start but here is the catch. If you run away from your base you will see this small blue bar thats on your backpack slowly get smaller. That would be your oxygen levels and without that… you die! But that isnt the only thing that can kill you… While the environment is a little hard on you. There are no aliens as far as we can tell.
Lets get into crafting and building. So everything is built off of the main ship you land in. each little pod you build can will allow you to an assortment of static builds. The different type of pods you can build will increase as you explore the world and find different types of unknown research. As you build items and explore you will be able explore further and further away from your base and more of the randomly generated world. But the key to this and every open world game is the player mind and holy hell is it already there! Ive seen someone make a 15 minute video of someone making a hole through the world. Someone making race course!
Something thats really great is the fact that you dont need to explore this harsh world alone you can play with your friends. As of right now it is only with people on your same platform but cross play will be on xbox and Microsoft store soon while steam and other platforms are a little further off but something the team is looking to have added as multiplayer is a huge for the team.