Habitat Leaves Early Access

By Rebecca Smith, 9 months ago
Valiant Commanders of the 509th, it’s Launch Day! We’re proud to bring you Version 1.0 of Habitat for PC, Mac and Linux on Steam.

The 1.0 release of Habitat on Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux marks our graduation out of Early Access and into full release. We've been so grateful for your feedback on the Forums, for your emails, for your questions and comments to us on Twitter, and we believe you're going to love the features and improvements we're bringing to 1.0, because they're driven by you!

What all have we done over the past year in Early Access? Here’s a short list of all things we’ve accomplished in that time, and remember...this is only the short version!

• New Missions
• A Revamped Campaign Mode
• True Open Sandbox
• Brand New and Updated UI
• Citizens in Space
• Updated Navigation and Improved Controls
• Factions
• Combat Updates including Engineer on Engineer Combat
• Elemental Damage
• New Locations (Earth/Moon/Mars)
• Combat Log and Engineer Camera
• Resource Production Info and Tracking
• Lots of new Junk to play with

Habitat V1.0 includes a lot of bug fixes from 0.9 as we worked to get ready for launch. Version 1.0 will also see the removal of Steam Workshop for the time being as we work to address some issues and bugs surrounding that. However, we have Steam trading cards and some new achievements available for folks.

What’s New in v1.0?

• Deep performance improvements, especially during combat with multiple ships
• Level spawn improvements to avoid collisions at startup
• Addition of enemy search and fight radius - when in doubt, run away!
• Mission balance and tweaking including increased artifact health
• Weapon adjustments and improvements for better balance
• Fixes to save games to support multiple habitats, engineers and hotkeys
• Tweaks to connectors and connection modes for stability
• Enabled Sandbox item placement during boss battles
• Added new achievements for game progress
• Added nano-machine hunters to Mars, changed connector killer to engineer killer

Please take a look and enjoy Habitat 1.0. Thank you all for the support you have given us along the way.

Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueSteamAchievements, TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she can usually be found sharpening her very, VERY, pointy grammar stick in anticipation of its imminent use. Outside of TSA, TA and TT, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. At home, with a variety of PCs and consoles on hand from which to choose, starting with a ZX Spectrum, games are never far away there either. However, as you're not supposed to have an unhealthy obsession with just a single subject, she also likes to read and dream about owning her own tribe of minions. She'll occasionally go outside.