The space exploration and crafting adventure of Astroneer is one of the more interesting little developments of the last few years. Astroneer was initially released on Dec. 16, 2016, focusing on a PC release. The game is a multiplayer-focused adventure that starts with players crashlanding on a remote alien world. As they mine their way through resource nodes, players can uncover ancient alien tech.
That technology then introduces a more complex system of research projects and incredible inventions. There are so many mysteries to uncover. That further leads to a network of alien worlds that you must explore as well. Take on more quests to uncover the true mysteries of the stars. You can check out a few trailers below that show off the game and what you can expect.
Here’s how Ninty describes the new title:
Explore and Reshape Distant Worlds! Astroneer is set during the 25th century Intergalactic Age of Discovery, where Astroneers explore the frontiers of outer space, risking their lives in harsh environments to unearth rare discoveries and unlock the mysteries of the universe.
On this adventure, players can work together to build custom bases above or below ground, create vehicles to explore a vast solar system, and use terrain to create anything they can imagine. A player’s creativity and ingenuity are the key to seeking out and thriving while on exciting planetary adventures! In Astroneer you can:
Astroneer on Switch will land next year. Astroneer will release on the Nintendo Switch on Jan. 13, 2022. When the game finally does port to the Nintendo console, players get the full alien experience. It’s even possible to jump on with three other players for some great co-op fun. You can preorder the game via Nintendo’s site right now.