Sunless Skies is a fantastic game, I've enjoyed many hours exploration in it and Failbetter Games are set to improved it. Note: You can see some previous thoughts I had here.
The Wayfarer Update is arriving on Tuesday, 9th April and it will include a big refresh to the Albion area "with a focus on providing more to see and do during voyages". This is only the first of multiple updates coming to the game, which it seems will be free.
They've included a few interesting shots like these to show how they've spiced it up a bit:
Additionally, they're going to be adding a little more terrain they say will "make navigation and combat more interesting" along with a greater variety to the creatures, locomotives and discoveries you will encounter to make it all less predictable.
More narrative encounters are coming too, with some examples mentioned (although not all may make it in this update):
- Many new ways to encounter the gods of the skies, draw their attention or their ire, and benefit or suffer from it.
- Suffering the attacks of certain foes may now have a variety of delayed consequences. In particular, caution when engaging Guests is now advised.
- It will now be possible to more closely investigate several of the greatest wonders and horrors of the skies when your travels bring you near them.
- Sometimes, you will be able to deploy your officers to pursue shore-side opportunities – these will be focused around Albion for now, but we'll add more if you enjoy them!
All sounds great to me! I absolutely adore the setting, the visuals and the incredible writing and this update sounds like a good way to stop some of the more empty moments in the game.