The team behind the sandbox MMO Worlds Adrift has announced the game will be made available for Early Access later than expected.
Living up to their promise, Bossa Studios announced today they will be postponing Worlds Adrift’s release on Steam. Initially planned for the end of 2016, the developers remind fans that their goal is to provide a fun, balanced and stable experience and the game requires improvement before it’s made available to the general public. On an announcement for the companion tool Worlds Adrift Island Creator, spankgrrrl quotes a devlog by saying: “We will not launch a game that’s not ready. That is a commitment myself and the team have made to ourselves early on.”
Furthermore, Contents of the next alpha test were detailed. Said to be the biggest yet, the imminent test phase will introduce features that bring the project closer to Bossa Studios’ vision of Worlds Adrift. Such features include Knowledge, a specific character tree that can be enhanced by interacting with ancient Saborian databanks, the ability for players to build ship frames exactly how they want, lootable containers, pistols, an overhaul to ranged combat, the addition of male characters, and attachable sails.
Worlds Adrift is a sandbox MMO first announced in December 2014. Even though the game is still in early stages of development, fans and the media have noted its potential and eagerly wait for its release. Meant to be available at the end of 2016, Bossa Studios decided to delay the release due to improvements still being necessary. Fans can now expect a Q1 2017 release on Steam and until then they can help design the game world with the use of the Worlds Adrift Island Creator, available for free on Steam.