Starbound 1.3 – Spacefarer Update

Hello! Starbound 1.3 – Spacefarer Update is here!

With the Spacefarer Update, our goal was to give players more things to do in space! Starbound has always focused heavily on traveling from planet to planet, but objectively space is just much cooler than any planet.

Check out the trailer for an overview of what we’ve added this patch, or check the patch notes below for a more comprehensive list of changes/additions. This is one of the biggest Starbound updates to date and has been really exciting for us to work on. We hope you enjoy it!

Major Changes

Navigation Overhaul
The cockpit navigation interface has been completely overhauled. Planets, moons and ships are all visible and orbit each other in real time. Systems will now contain NPC stations, friendly and hostile NPC ships, and strange space anomalies to visit!

Customizable Mechs
Explore these new space locations in customizable spacefaring mechs! Traverse hostile space in zero gravity, fight powerful new space monsters, and collect unique rewards as you upgrade your mech to progress through more difficult hazards. Mechs can also be deployed to planets, to crush your enemies with overwhelming firepower!

Modular Space Stations
Make a permanent home among the stars with player-owned stations! Use a station transponder to place your station into orbit, then expand it with modular rooms to suit your needs.

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Starbound 1.3 [UNSTABLE]

Morning, folks! <3

The unstable release of Starbound 1.3 is here! That means you can check it out now, but if you don’t want to deal with bugs/unfinished bits, a stable release of Starbound 1.3 is just around the corner.

For Starbound 1.3, our goal was to give players more things to do in space! Starbound has always focused heavily on traveling from planet to planet, but objectively space is just much cooler than any planet.

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9th May – Bless this Spess

Hey everyone! Since the last blog post we’ve been working hard on the features you’ve seen already, but we’ve also been working on an entirely new feature! This is something we’ve wanted for a really long time and it has finally found its place in the upcoming update.

While travelling through space is exciting, sometimes you just want to kick back and relax. And who can be bothered going up and down a gravity well constantly? In the next update you’ll be able to have all the comforts of your old house on Earth, but in space. Simply call in a station probe to deploy your personal space station.

Your initial station package includes an entrance for your mech and a teleporter for convenience, while providing lots of room for activities.

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If it’s less space than you’re accustomed to, don’t worry about it! Your station can be expanded with a variety of modules to create the intricate corridor maze of your dreams. All for a very relatively reasonable cost.

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Lots of people have been asking us when Starbound is coming to Xbox One, and while we don’t have a release date for you yet, we can confirm it’s still a thing that’s happening! We’re working with the super talented folks at Blitworks on the port, so it’s in good hands. We’ll let you know more as soon as we can!

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