DayZ creator Dean Hall has revealed his new game: Stationeers. It’s coming soon to Steam Early Access, and will feature complex spaceship-based systems.
Dean Hall revealed his latest project at EGX Rezzed, and it’s titled Stationeers. Here’s what the game is, according to the official description: “Inspired by the beloved Space Station 13, Stationeers puts you in control of the construction and management of a space station either by yourself in single-player, or online with your friends. Complex systems around atmospherics, power generation, medical, agriculture, food, and gravity require your thought and management at all times.”
Hall makes it clear that although his studio RocketWerkz has a team of 40, only 6 are working on Stationeers at the moment. It’s spent a month undergoing closed tests, and following this reveal, all development will happen before the community. The game will go live on Steam Early Access soon, although no price has been announced yet.
Speaking to Eurogamer, Hall also said that with Stationeers, he hopes to replicate the early days of DayZ, the ArmA II mod that won him considerable popularity as a developer. Parts of Stationeers have also been borrowed from the cancelled RocketWerkz project ‘Ion’, which was planned to be a far more ambitious game. As mentioned in the description, one of the inspirations behind Stationeers is Space Station 13, a free, community-developed game that’s also about taking specific roles and managing a space station.
Hall isn’t sure how well the game will do: he expects it to move around 20,000 units. Apart from this game, RocketWerkz is also working on a large multiplayer game that has not been announced yet.
The game is currently available to play at EGX Rezzed, which is on in London until April 1st. That’s the day after tomorrow, so you’d best have a spaceship to get there pronto.