Welcome back, Astroneers! Last month saw the release of the Jet Powered Update, where we introduced the VTOL, our first aircraft, and the Hoverboard. The VTOL allows players to survey planets from above or even go below ground to explore caves, and the Hoverboard lets you glide across any surface with great speed and ease. […]
Welcome back, Astroneers! Last month saw the release of the Jet Powered Update, where we introduced the VTOL, our first aircraft, and the Hoverboard. The VTOL allows players to survey planets from above or even go below ground to explore caves, and the Hoverboard lets you glide across any surface with great speed and ease.
Over the past few years, I have seen countless suggestions for both aircraft and hoverboards. Before joining System Era, I saw a live stream with Joe where it was said that planes “aren’t really an Astroneer thing” and players were pointed to Jetpacks as an alternative. Jetpacks were still relatively new at the time, and I was content with that decision. Like many others, I resorted to carrying platforms around while in flight, which is neat, but inefficient. I’m so glad the team revisited the idea and the VTOL is definitely an Astroneer thing now and it feels awesome! The Hoverboard is one of those suggestions I saw come up a lot but it didn’t really appeal to me personally. Leading up to our internal playtesting of the Hoverboard, I was still a little skeptical about whether this new vehicle was right for me. Once I finally got it, I became hooked and now I can’t imagine life without it! My Astroneer’s boots have hardly touched the ground since unlocking it, because why walk when you can hover?
I hope you all will keep the suggestions and feedback coming. If you’re looking for the best place to share your ideas, visit our Subreddit and tag your post with the Suggestions flair.
Jet Powered fan art has been abundant, even before we talked about the new vehicles players were sharing art featuring the Small Shuttle and the USS Menu. If you appreciate these pieces of artwork too, click the artist’s name in the caption to visit their original post and give them an upvote or a like.
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– Gina C.
Community Roundup 005
The Astroneer Community is full of talented artist and creators. Here are some of our favorite fan creations shared with us recently.
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Thank you all for your submissions to the Snail Friends Community Initiative! Check out our top 10 entries below, below in no particular order. All winners will receive the marble visor of their choice!!
The Controls Update sees the return of the EXO Salvage Initiative and fun new cosmetic rewards. By popular demand, this update also brings with it the option for console players to use mouse & keyboard controls as well as remap inputs via the new Controller Settings tab!
Players will also experience a variety of other improvements like better camera response, adjustments to vehicle drills, improved Landing Zones, a handful of accessibility improvements, and a multitude of bug fixes!