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GamesCom 2013: Starbound Crash Lands on PlayStation 4

Posted by Sammy Barker

Final frontier

If the sheer wealth of indie games announced during Sony's big GamesCom press conference haven’t already started to give you eye ache, then we come bearing news of another. Starbound is pitched as an “extraterrestrial sandbox adventure”, and sees you trying to survive in a foreign and dangerous universe.

“You’ll encounter procedurally generated creatures and weapons, [and] discover populated villages and abandoned temples,” explained lead writer Ashton Raze. “You'll explore planets dotted with dungeons, eyeball trees, and treasure. You'll build vast stone castles or lonely, secluded cabins, and do all of it alone or with friends.”

The title looks a little like Terraria in space. You’ll be able to farm the land, hunt for resources on different planets, or take on jobs to earn a respectable living. Furthermore, while you go about your daily business, you’ll happen upon dozens of quest lines, each allowing you to delve into the greater mysteries of the galaxy.

“Starbound draws on numerous classic influences, while taking a thoroughly modern approach to crafting, narrative, and world-building,” added Raze. “It’s an amalgamation of the games that we loved as kids, and the games that we love now, fully focused on providing the player with an engrossing, fun experience.”

It certainly sounds intriguing. The title’s due out on the PlayStation 4 next year. Will you be phoning home for this one, or are you waiting for a little more information? Let us know in the comments section below.

[via blog.eu.playstation.com]

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User Comments (5)

ohhaime

#2

ohhaime said:

The reason it looks like Terraria is that the lead ChuckleFish developer Tiy was lead artist for Terraria.

If anyone would like more information you can check out the Daily Dev-blog at http://playstarbound.com/ . You can also support development of the game by Pre-ordering the PC version.

And it seems Sammy missed the fact(easy to do with all the news right now) that a Vita version is also planned for development once the PC version Releases.

baconcow

#3

baconcow said:

It was said by Shahid, and I think Tiy, that this was coming to Vita. Not sure why so many articles keep missing this. Makes me confused what is correct and what is not.

Jaz007

#4

Jaz007 said:

This has caught my intrest, it looks pretty good. I will have to look into this when it's closer to releasing.

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