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Apr 22, 2022

Coffee Stain Studios reveals what’s coming in Update 6 for Satisfactory as it nears the end of Early Access

From Press Release:

SKÖVDE, Sweden – 22nd April 2022: Coffee Stain Studios is excited to announce the details and launch window of Update 6 to Satisfactory, the otherworldly factory building simulator. As the game continues to build out its content ahead of full release, Update 6 will provide changes and improvements focused around the Exploration aspect of the game.

Coffee Stain Studios has confirmed that Satisfactory is coming closer to exit Early Access following its hugely successful rollout so far. It is entering into a new phase of production where the big content updates we have seen in the past will taper down while the studio focuses entirely on finalising the game for a 1.0 release. The coming updates will shift to have a stronger focus on specific sections of the game.

The headline additions with this update include complete area overhauls to the Spire Coast and Swamp, new creatures and critters to test the combat capabilities of FICSIT’s employees, and a conveyor belt full of quality of life improvements. Update 6 is set to launch on Experimental in June 2022.

Spire Coast and Swamp Area overhauls
To kick things off, a formerly quite barren part of the northern coast is receiving a breath-taking update of its terrain and flora to fully live up to its name: The Spire Coast. A serene tropical coastal area, dominated by large spires that can create an interesting challenge for vertically aligned factory builders.

The already gloomy Swamp has received a full plant-life overhaul to achieve the final version of this unsettling and noxious area. While the terrain has only changed in minor ways and resources remain the same, the vibe of the Swamp is far more refined.

Coffee Stain Studios is working on further polishing the atmosphere of Satisfactory’s world by improving lighting, sky and the weather on MASSAGE-2(AB)b. While this is an ongoing process, specific improvements will be visible in the starting areas of Dune Desert, Grass Fields, and the Northern Forest. In general, the cloud coverage and sky has seen improvements and Update 6 seems to be coming with a risk of rain… something that is not yet confirmed but on the horizon.

Creature and Equipment improvements
MASSAGE-2(AB)b has become inundated with new and improved critters. A lot of work has been done to improve creature visuals and behaviours and add new additions to the wildlife, creating a more immersive exploration experience. To help tackle these new upgraded threats, improvements have been made to combat mechanics. Most notably, Update 6 will contain feature equipment changes and additions to give players more tools to engage in combat. These updates will mainly impact exploration, but there might be more equipment changes coming that will improve factory traversal as well.

Updated maps and more!
The player map will be upgraded with a range of UI improvements to make it easier to use and for pioneers to plan their expeditions and factory layouts. The Radar Tower will get an overhaul, to actually make it useful for exploration. Because it wasn’t before.

These are just the highlights of a range of tweaks and improvements across the game, with other surprises still to be revealed, and some changes under the hood. The full list of confirmed changes will be revealed by Jace and Snutt on the Coffee Stain Studios YouTube channel leading up to release, which can be viewed here.

Satisfactory is available now on Steam and Epic Games Store in Early Access.

About Satisfactory:

Satisfactory, Coffee Stain’s first game since Goat Simulator, is a vast first-person factory builder set on an exotic alien planet. Playable for 1-4 players, Satisfactory focuses on space exploration and the freedom to build complex, unlimited structures. Satisfactory launched in Early Access on Steam and the Epic Games Store on March 19th 2019.

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About Coffee Stain:
Coffee Stain is a game developer, publisher and investor with offices in Skövde, Stockholm, Malmö, Trollhättan and Gothenburg. Founded in 2010, Coffee Stain is responsible for Goat Simulator, the Sanctum Games, A Story About My Uncle, Huntdown, and Satisfactory, currently in Early Access. Coffee Stain is also the publisher of popular games such as Deep Rock Galactic, Valheim, and Midnight Ghost Hunt, made by external developers. To support diversity in the industry, Coffee Stain launched Leveling the Playing Field (LTPF) which offers funding to smaller and start-up development teams where at least half of employees are underrepresented minorities.

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