Starsector: Best space combat five years in the making


How close are they to finishing the game?


Seriously though, likely nowhere near.


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Their last major releases (with new content) has been:

-0.81 in June 2017.
-0.8 in April 2017.
-0.72 in Feb 2016.
-0.71 in Dec 2015.
-0.7 in Nov 2015.

With that schedule, 0.9 should release in August 2018, 0.9x in October 2018, and 1.0 in November-December 2019!


Yeah, I bought into this game with my own money shortly before I started Space Game Junkie. Back in 2011. It’ll be done eventually, but it’s so great, I say take his time to make it awesome.


I bought it back when it was starfarer


Pretty close I’d say, but looking at their release history, the sun turning into a giant red star might be closer. ;)

And I don’t mind. They’re taking their time to make a fantastic game that I’ll play lots of, so I can wait. ;)


I’ve already played hundreds of hours, and every time I go back it’s like playing a new game.


Yeah, once this game is complete, it’s gonna be one to beat in the genre, given all it can do, the love put into it, and how it’ll just make so many other games pale in comparison.


Have you seen this thing where people battle each other with fleets using the game?


I’ve not. That’s great!


It’s not just great, it’s flat out awesome. I really love the commentary during the battle. The best thing is that these kind of AI vs. AI battles should help the dev fix any remaining AI issues like the one with the fighters not engaging.


Lol I bought this a year ago and still haven’t booted it up :) I guess I should!


I should rename the title and write ‘7 years in the making’, lol.

So we have the tentative 0.9 changelog. I guess that means in 4-5 weeks it will be released, going by the past releases.


Oh boy! Time to revisit it and lose two weeks of my life again.

At this rate, we might actually see 1.0 before 2020.


Seems optimistic. ;)


Holy. Shit. Like. What?


Well, the anniversary of the last release - 0.8.1a - is 2 days from now. Just saying. ;)


I mean…I didn’t expect this to come out for a couple more…years…wow…


I think TurinTur was speculating that version 0.9 would be out in 4-5 weeks, not the released game. Or is it this update you were expecting to take a few years?


Ohhhhh, I saw “it will be released” as 1.0. Whooopies.