Klei Entertainment have been busy working behind the scenes on the next free update and first expansion for Oxygen Not Included and they've detailed what's coming.
First, the free update coming within the next few days should fix plenty of issues, including one involving infinite digging which sounds annoying. More exciting is the DLC though, it's sounding like it's going to be massive! Their plan is to have these major new features:
- Multiple colonies on multiple asteroids running simultaneously! From lonely mining outposts to thriving hubs of industry, each world can contribute to sustainability across your civilization.
- A new radiation simulation and overlay, with conduit-like infrastructure to harness it for science and industry! We're adding this as a new fundamental system with integrations into many parts of a successful colony.
- Space gameplay has been reimagined. Space destinations are now actual playable asteroids which can be landed on and settled. Rockets themselves are now easier to launch, more interesting to control, and have a deeper role to play by providing infrastructure between asteroids.
They also put out this short teaser video:
There's also going to be a new start biome, multiple new biomes throughout the asteroid cluster with new critters, plants and resources to discover. On top of that we can expect plenty elsewhere like new buildings, traits for characters and much more to expand ONI. Klei also said performance remains a high priority while they're doing all this.
What else? Expect a large free update for all players when the DLC releases. No specific timeline is being given though, as COVID19 has shifted around everything. Read more here.
You can buy Oxygen Not Included on Steam.