Dyson Sphere Program Roadmap: What updates are coming in 2021?

share to other networks share to twitter share to facebook

Youthcat Studio's Dyson Sphere Program is now available in Early Access, following its successful Kickstarter campaign that raised ¥1,434,062 (just under $14,000).

As with any other Early Access title, Dyson Sphere Program will see a steady stream of updates throughout its Early Access period, before finally releasing as a full game. The game is currently in Version 0.6.17.6137, following a new patch on April 2.

If you're wondering what updates and new, exciting content is coming to Dyson Sphere Program in the future, here's everything we know about its roadmap.

Table of Contents

READ MORE: Does Steam support Bitcoin?

Advertisement

Dyson Sphere Program updates 2021

Youthcat Studio has not yet released a full timeline of what specific updates will release this year, but Dyson Sphere Program's Steam page does give us some idea of what will come as the game moves closer to its full release.

These are the features that Youthcat hopes to implement:

  • More types of planets and celestial bodies
  • More exploration events, such as being sucked into a black hole
  • Mecha editing: players will be able to design their own Mecha
  • Monsters: alien enemies that can attack your factories and spaceships to bring more tension and excitement to the whole experience 
  • More construction types, such as suspended platforms to extend constructions from planets to space
  • Quality-of-life improvements and balancing
  • More music tracks, sound scenes and cutscenes
Advertisement

We shouldn't expect to see any major gameplay mechanic changes in Dyson Sphere Program, however, with Youthcat Studio saying: "The core mechanics of Dyson Sphere Program are ready."

READ MORE: Is Dyson Sphere Program Multiplayer?

Dyson Sphere Program Roadmap May 2021

On April 28 2021, Youthcat published a post explaining that Dyson Sphere Program will "achieve a major update in mid-to-late May". This went live in late May.

The update sees an updated system for mass construction of single buildings, with the developers stating they have "rewritten nearly 10,000 lines of code" to achieve this.

Building on the Kickstarter Stretch goal, players will be able to view a 'leaderboard' in the form of a Galaxy. This galaxy will see every player represented by a star cluster, whereby players can check the data and power generation of other players.

Advertisement
DysonSphereProgram
click to enlarge

This Major Update went live in late May 2021, and also included helpful functions such as:

  • 'Free Line' mode for Assembly Line Construction
  • Mass Construction function
  • New Desert and Ocean planets
  • New technology to change warp speed
  • Four additional background music themes
  • Various balancing and bug fixes
Advertisement

You can view the full patch notes here.

The one caveat with this large Dyson Sphere Program patch is that given the scale of the update, it is not compatible with existing save data. Instead, new saves are needed to make use of the new content and changes, as explained in the FAQs.

READ MORE: Steam vs Epic Games: Market Share Update

Dyson Sphere Program full release date

Unless you are Star Citizen, games will inevitably leave their Early Access periods and release as a full game.

Advertisement

Youthcat Studio has not announced its official release date as of yet. However, speaking about Early Access, the studio said: "Our plans are for this EA stage to be about 1 year long."

prime-day-trial
Don't Miss Out! Prime Day is coming! Claim your FREE 30-day Prime trial for exclusive Prime Day deals!

Given this, we would expect Dyson Sphere Program to launch out of Early Access in Early 2022, although this is not confirmed.

The developers also acknowledged that they are "open to our players’ feedback and ideas" and will be willing to expand the Early Access period if necessary.

READ MORE: Is Steam on PS4: Can you play Steam games on PlayStation?