2024 Roadmap – The Year of the Glitch
We’ve been alluding to it for a while now, and it’s finally here: Astroneer‘s 2024 roadmap. It’s been almost five years since Astroneer hit 1.0, and we’re honored that you’ve supported us all this time. It’s time for us to shake things up.
TL;DR: In 2024, Astroneers can look forward to four content updates (including a full expansion) as well as light refreshes for all current Limited Time Events (LTEs).
All of the info in this post is subject to change, and because game development is a thing, we could add or cut scope. We are really excited about executing on this roadmap though.
What does that mean???? Well, Astroneer is in its 5th year of development since 1.0, and we think it is time to shake things up a bit. You might have noticed that this year has a name! The roadmap has the word Expansion on it! We are “refreshing” LTE content! Let’s dig into what you can expect.
We’ve released over 20 free updates since hitting 1.0, like Creative Mode, Automation, Wanderer, and more recently, narrative-focused updates like Awakening, Rails, and Xenobiology. This year is different. We’re in a post-Awakening world, and everything is not what it seems. The world is changing…
Every update in the Year of the Glitch will contain new content and lore building towards a ~mystery~ expansion planned for the end of 2024. We’d like to keep things under wraps for now, but one thing should be clear: the spring and summer updates are “smaller,” as we’ll be focused on a much larger update for the end of the year. It’s still too early to share in-depth details, but we want to maintain transparency and let players know what to expect. It’s going to be a big jump forward for Astroneer.
In between content releases, we’ve been running our LTEs with new rewards, and this year will be no different. However, we acknowledge that the events themselves haven’t changed much. This year, we plan on doing some balance passes, releasing new rewards, and in some cases, making alterations to events. In fact, we’re kicking off the year in January with a brand new one. Stay tuned for more details!
Alright, that’s all I have for this one. Thanks again, and I hope you all are as excited as we are to continue exploring the world of Astroneer.