Factorio growth might be as huge “as the entire vanilla recreation”
It’s been over a 12 months because the reveal of a brand new Factorio growth, which developer Wube Software program opted to do as a substitute of smaller DLC packs, and followers haven’t heard something since. Now, the group has lastly offered an replace, confirming that it will likely be a full-priced launch as huge as the unique recreation – though it would nonetheless be a methods off a launch.
The Factorio growth was introduced in February 2021, together with the information that the Steam launch would mark the tip of updates for the sport – so the growth can be Wube Software program’s focus from that time on. It additionally stated that the growth wouldn’t “take lower than a 12 months to develop”.
That assertion was right, as a 12 months later the Factorio DLC nonetheless isn’t out – however Wube has launched a weblog publish to replace followers on its standing. The developer plans to make the growth $30, the identical as the primary recreation, and “put in sufficient content material to make it nicely well worth the value”. “The final purpose,” the weblog publish states, “is to make the growth really feel like as huge an addition as the entire vanilla recreation”.
The publish says that the group is at present making a prototype construct of the growth. “Large elements of the sport are playable, and we’re approaching a state the place we are able to playtest from begin to end”. After this, Wube will transfer on to the tweaking and bettering, then beta testing – which it plans to ask “a restricted variety of gamers” to assist with – earlier than releasing the ultimate growth.
The growth will launch alongside a free Factorio 1.2 replace with numerous the enhancements – like the varied high quality of life tweaks – however not the content material, though it will likely be attainable to “flip off” the growth and play vanilla Factorio with out it in the event you purchase the DLC and wish to try this.
As for when the growth will come out and even be correctly named and revealed, followers will simply have to sit down tight for now and maybe play just a few nice Factorio mods whereas they’re ready.