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(Read First) Astroneer FAQ
Hello Everyone! With the game coming closer and closer to release we thought it would be a good idea to have a one stop shop for all your Astroneer questions! Here is a quick FAQ for everyone wondering about the game.

The game is still in Early Access so all of this is subject to change. All questions were answered by us, the community and its moderators, using the latest information from streams, tweets and other sources.


When will Astroneer be released?
December 16th!.

How much will Astroneer cost?
The price is set at $19.99USD for Early Access. The price is the same for Steam, Windows10 and XBone.

Where can I play Astroneer?
You can find Astroneer on Steam Early Access as well as on the Windows10/XBone store.

But I have a PS4!
Unfortunately Sony doesn't have a paid-alpha/early access platform for a game like Astroneer to release on. Once Astroneer is out of early access/game preview (read: "1.0") there may be a time when it is released on a Sony console.

What about GOG support?
The dev team has talked to the guys over at GOG but due to multiplayer issues it will take some time to set up the game on GOG.

What about Mac users?
Eventually Astroneer will be supported on Mac. Not confirmed if it will be supported at Early Access launch yet though.

What are the required specs to play?
Min Spec: 4 GB RAM X64 Dual Core CPU, 2+ GHz Discrete GPU with 1 GB VRAM

Recommended spec: 8 GB RAM X64 Quad Core CPU, 3+ GHz Discrete GPU with 2 GB VRAM

Is there controller support!???
There is controller support! We have even seen it in action on live streams!

I have friends, can I play with them?
Yes! Current game has 4 person co-op. Couch co-op is unknown though.

Will there be mobs/bad guys/ect?
The dev team has nothing planned for that at the moment, though have mentioned that "that might be cool to see" in future updates.

Are there hazards in the game?
Yes, there are currently a few hazards in the game that can hurt you or mess with your base. A few toxic plants as well as storms!

Are there liquids or bodies of water?
In Early Access there will not be. It is something the developers have talked about and would like to add eventually.

Are there Asteroids?
Just like the bodies of water it is something that the developers would like at some point.

Are the Shuttles free flight?
The shuttles are currently not free flight. This is something the developers are working on though!

Can we dig all the way through a planet or build a bridge to another planet?
Theoretically yes...good luck and let us know how it goes!

Does gravity change on different planets?
Sure does! It also changes the closer you get to the core of a planet.

Can we die in the game? If so, how?
Currently the ways we know how to die are if you run out of Oxygen or if you fall from a great height.

This looks like The Martian are there potatoes?
We can say that there wont be anything like that at launch on Early Access, but who knows about the future.

Is there a road map?
The road map will be released closer to launch.

How are they making the planets?
The planets are procedurally generated with rules and biomes.

Will there be quests, a story line or end game material?
Yes! We know that there will be quests at EA launch, everything else is a secret for now.

Will there be mod support or steam workshop available?
Not at Early Access launch but eventually Yes!

Are the planets in true orbit?
No not in a true orbit but they do have some orbital mechanics.

Will Astroneer be available in my native language?
Astroneer will be available in:
English
German
Russian
Spanish Latin
Spanish Castilian
Portuguese
French
Chinese Simplified
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Dutch

(The game is still in Early Access so all of this is subject to change. Also I am not a developer so some of my answers may not be 100% accurate)
Last edited by Payno_attention; Dec 8, 2016 @ 5:41pm
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bigfoot1993 Nov 20, 2016 @ 8:23pm 
i have heard alot about multiplayer, and thats great, but i assume, rightly i hope, that there is a single player.
Payno_attention Nov 20, 2016 @ 10:18pm 
Originally posted by bigfoot1993:
i have heard alot about multiplayer, and thats great, but i assume, rightly i hope, that there is a single player.

You are correct in your assumption. There is open sandbox play as well as a narrative to play. Both of which can be done solo or multiplayer.
Wyvyrias Nov 21, 2016 @ 3:18am 
In addition:

Quick Access Links
Astroneer Website: http://astroneer.space/
Astroneer Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Astroneer/
Astroneer YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkpGuffDLnLlLv8fdoBDnnw
Astroneer Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ses_dev
Astroneer Twitter: https://twitter.com/astroneergame
Astroneer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/astroneergame/

Discord Invite Link: https://discordapp.com/invite/FxRa2EM

Especially reddit, discord and partly twitter will keep you up-to-date, since the community is mainly active there.
Last edited by Wyvyrias; Nov 21, 2016 @ 3:18am
Axle01 Nov 21, 2016 @ 2:43pm 
cool thanks seems like a great game has great moderators on the forums that are helpful looking forward to getting this game
KROS | Snaplatack Nov 22, 2016 @ 2:10pm 
How much will it roughly cost? Trying to save up money for this amazing game!
Axle01 Nov 22, 2016 @ 2:11pm 
it's said to cost about 20 USD
Payno_attention Nov 22, 2016 @ 9:42pm 
Originally posted by Snaplatack:
How much will it roughly cost? Trying to save up money for this amazing game!

Its answered in the 2nd question in the FAQ ;)
So Windows10 is another platform that dev. started developing. Really Shame :(
Wyvyrias Nov 23, 2016 @ 4:47am 
Originally posted by தமிழண்டா_Nooby:
So Windows10 is another platform that dev. started developing. Really Shame :(

Explain what exactly you are worried about now.
During Early Acccess the game will be availble on Steam (Windows 7, 8, 10), Xbox One and Windows 10 (Windows Store). The latter one is a big plus for people who play on Xbox One, but want to play on PC from time to time (thanks to Play-Anywhere). Having different platforms available shouldn't negatively affect the development, since UE4 is pretty good with handling different platforms.
Last edited by Wyvyrias; Nov 23, 2016 @ 4:48am
Abocide Nov 25, 2016 @ 9:12pm 
我看见了什么(゚o゚;
居然支持中文
开发组,我爱你们
Pinner_The_Pot Nov 26, 2016 @ 10:42am 
Aliens?
bigfoot1993 Nov 26, 2016 @ 5:18pm 
no aliens, at least, not for early release.
fw134 Nov 27, 2016 @ 4:22am 
Great news that you're working on free flight!

Another obvious FAQ: How big is the universe at EA launch, and how big do you plan to make it?
Wyvyrias Nov 27, 2016 @ 6:11am 
Originally posted by fw134:
Great news that you're working on free flight!

Another obvious FAQ: How big is the universe at EA launch, and how big do you plan to make it?

Right now it'll be at very least one solar system (as shown in recent gameplays/let's plays).
Frigidman Nov 27, 2016 @ 2:42pm 
I know I've read rumors on how the MP will be handled, but maybe could you elaborate a bit on how the connections for co-op will be? Will it support "Dedicated Server" where the players join it, and it persists... or will one person have be to 'host' and everyone tries to connect to that guy... and if their game crashes, everyone crashes?

My brother and I are really looking forward to the co-op abilities... but are worried its P2P and not DS handled.
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