Starbound beta due before end of the year, full game in 2014

Tuesday, 1st October 2013 10:55 GMT By Dave Cook

Starbound developer Chucklefish has stated that the game’s beta should be available before the end of 2013.

The interplanetary rouge-like was discussed in a new developer newsletter, picked up by Polygon.

It reads, “Game development is fairly unpredictable, though, especially on games as large as Starbound, and things often take much longer than we could have thought possible. Given that, we’d taken the stance that it’s the beta that will definitely be available this year, not the full game.”

The full game is due next year, and given its procedurally-generated nature, it’s understandable that Starbound has taken some time to get to this point.

Regardless, are you keen to try it out? Let us know below.



  1. TheWulf

    They can take all the time they want to get this right. I love what I’ve seen so far, it’s delightful. Have you seen the singing, yet? If not, you should look up a video of that, it’s really charming, and it reminds me of some of my best Lord of the Rings Online videos.

    Heh. What did I do in LOTRO? Grinding? Crafting? Nope! I stood around with a musical instrument and played music, because it was actually, really fun. I miss that functionality and I wish more games had it, but then, I’m all about the creativity. I can’t help myself. If you give me the means to express myself then I’m bloody well going to express myself!

    So, yeah, they can take all the time they want to get this right. Doesn’t mean I’m looking forward to it any less, but I do want them to work on it until they feel it’s ready. As I said, newer features like singing have really added a lot to the game, and I’m eager to see what they’ll do next.

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