Extraterrestrial sandbox exploration adventure Starbound coming to PS4

Extraterrestrial exploration sandbox adventure Starbound is coming to PS4, in addition to PC, Mac, and Linux.


Starbound is an upcoming extraterrestrial sandbox adventure that promises to strand players on a procedurally-generated foreign planet--and explore. It's coming to PC, Mac, Linux, and now, PS4.

Not only are the landscapes procedurally-generated, so are the creatures and weapons. Players will have the option to explore their strange surroundings, or build a castle or cabin settlement. The game can be played solo or with a friend.

"As developers, we've been inspired by all the games we grew up playing," lead writer Ashton Raze says on the PlayStation.Blog. "From isometric '80s classics to Castlevania, Zelda, Metroid. Celebrated platformers like Mario and Sonic, RPGs such as Elder Scrolls and Ultima, and iconic handheld games such as Pokemon. Starbound draws on numerous classic influences, while taking a thoroughly modern approach to crafting, narrative and world-building. It's an amalgamation of the games we loved as kids, and the games we love now, fully focused on providing the player with an engrossing, fun experience."

A release date for Starbound's PS4 version has not been given. Pre-orders for the PC, Mac, and Linux versions are available now.

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