Coffee Stain Studios has finally shared the release date for the Steam launch of its popular factory builder Satisfactory. In 10 days, on June 8th, users of PC gaming’s most popular gaming client will be at last able to experience the brilliant indie hit.
Open World: Explore the huge (30km2) alien planet that is Massage-2(AB)b with its unique fauna and creatures.
• Co-Op: Build a factory yourself or share the joy with your friends. Up to you!
• Factory Building: Experience building a huge factory from a first-person perspective. Automate and optimize it to perfection for your personal satisfaction.
• Customization: Customize your factory to your own liking. Build at high altitudes or over wide plains, there is almost no limits in the making of your tailor-made factory.
• Vehicles: Travel the world with class. Use jump pads, factory carts, jump packs, hypertubes, trucks or trains. The choice is yours!
More than one year ago, on March 19, 2019, did indie studio Coffee Stain originally releases their most ambitious title yet on the PC. Back then the title did not only make headlines for its deep gameplay mechanics and sandbox-like design but it was among the earlier games that were secured as Epic Games Store exclusives.
Epic thoroughly managed to ruffle the feathers of PC gamers by bringing exclusivity deals better known from the console space to them. Many disgruntled gamers avoided playing any exclusive out of principle, missing out on some great games.
It soon turned out that almost every Epic deal was only timed-exclusive. Meaning that after 6-12 months the game in question arrived on Steam after all. Satisfactory is one of the games that took the longest, however, with 15 months. But in a developer video, the Community Manager of Coffee Stain Studios brought some clarity about why it took them so long.
The short answer is, the studio prefers to keep a healthy work environment for their workers instead of meeting an arbitrary deadline by all means necessary. That’s actually really commendable and should take away the frustration of waiting a couple more days away. And as an aside bonus, Satisfactory will launch with an extra 10% discount on Steam!