Starbound Finally Coming Out Of Early Access After Five Years; Full Release On July 22

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Developer Chucklefish has decided it’s time to finally fully release Starbound.

For those of you who don’t know, Starbound is a side-scrolling survival role-playing game that has been in Steam’s Early Access since 2014. The studio surprised everybody in its latest blog post, revealing the game’s full release will be on July 22nd, and thanking everyone that supported them throughout the whole process.

After ~5 years, the game we set out to make finally exists, and to say that it all feels a bit surreal would be a massive understatement!

While Starbound will be finished in two weeks, this isn’t the end. We will continue to update and support Starbound for as long as we can. We’ve got loads of cool ideas we couldn’t fit into 1.0 but hope to put into future updates.

Thanks again for all your support over the years! You’ve stuck with us, and it means so much.

After all this time, we’re finally getting it. I am personally a fan of Starbound and I remember writing a preview on it during its very early stages, which makes me so glad to see it finally make it through.