Wube Software have announced the release date for Factorio, leaving Early Access a full five weeks ahead of the original schedule.
In the announcement, the developer states that the change in plans was to avoid overlap with Cyberpunk 2077, which is currently scheduled to release just a week after Factorio‘s original release date. However, despite the earlier release schedule, Wube Software has emphasized that nothing is actually being cut from the final version.
Factorio is an ambitious factory management game that has been in development since 2012. The game entered Early Access in 2016, and has maintained an Overwhelmingly Positive rating in the high 90s throughout its Early Access phase.
The game is about building intricate, automated factories on procedurally generated alien worlds. Harvest resources, process them, and manufacture goods using a vast array of conveyor belts, robotic arms, and more.
Players will also need to defend their operations from the planet’s wildlife, which will attack with increasing frequency as their manufacturing empire gradually takes over the world.
You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:
Factorio is a game in which you build and maintain factories. You will be mining resources, researching technologies, building infrastructure, automating production and fighting enemies. In the beginning you will find yourself chopping trees, mining ores and crafting mechanical arms and transport belts by hand, but in short time you can become an industrial powerhouse, with huge solar fields, oil refining and cracking, manufacture and deployment of construction and logistic robots, all for your resource needs. However this heavy exploitation of the planet’s resources does not sit nicely with the locals, so you will have to be prepared to defend yourself and your machine empire.
Join forces with other players in cooperative Multiplayer, create huge factories, collaborate and delegate tasks between you and your friends. Add mods to increase your enjoyment, from small tweak and helper mods to complete game overhauls, Factorio’s ground-up Modding support has allowed content creators from around the world to design interesting and innovative features. While the core gameplay is in the form of the freeplay scenario, there are a range of interesting challenges in the form of Scenarios. If you don’t find any maps or scenarios you enjoy, you can create your own with the in-game Map Editor, place down entities, enemies, and terrain in any way you like, and even add your own custom script to make for interesting gameplay.
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