After just a few years in Steam Early Access, mining adventures Core Keeper will make its way to PC and consoles.
Nintendo’s Indie World showcase confirmed that version 1.0 of the underground sandbox game would be coming to Nintendo Switch in summer 2024. However, developer Pugstorm and publisher Fireshine Games have since confirmed that it will release simultaneously on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
Core Keeper is a mix of Minecraft and Stardew Valley, but with less sunlight than both. It hit Steam Early Access in March 2022 and we’ve been keeping an eye on it ever since.
It’s received a whole host of content, from new biomes to seasonal events, and while it supports multiplayer, it’s plenty of fun to tinker around on your own. However, if we were digging around underground, we would be just as concerned about vitamin D deficiency as the monsters.
According to Pugstorm, the console versions will include all of the content from the Steam Early Access version in addition to the content from the 1.0 version. The seasonal content added to the game is triggered by your computer’s date and time, but you can override these if necessary. Fancy Halloween in July? Go right ahead.
There’s no exact release date yet, just summer 2024, but this is definitely worth seeing. If you’re looking to save some money, you can grab the Steam Early Access version now, which will convert to the slightly more expensive 1.0 version this summer.