Space games set the stage for exploring the unknown, massive battles, intricate constructions, along with living and surviving in a vast hostile environment! Welcome to the 25 Upcoming PC Space Games in 2018 & 2019 list! Now, Space is a bit of a nebulous genre when it comes to gaming but it isn't just about a game set in space. It has to have space ingrained into the essence of the theme and gameplay, and the games listed here are thoroughly spacey! No one can promise that they will all turn out good but they're all interesting and have potential in their own rights, so let's get started!
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1. Starfighter Inc. - Impeller Studios
2. Dreadnought - Yager Development, SixFoot
3. Angels Fall First - Strangely Interactive
4. Infinity: Battlescape - I-Novae Studios
5. Avorion - Boxelware
6. Stationeers - RocketWerkz
7. Space Engineers - Keen Software House
8. Objects in Space - Flat Earth Games
9. Outreach - Pixel Spill
10. Deliver Us The Moon - KeokeN Interactive
11. Flagship - Urban Logic Games
12. Star Traders: Frontiers - Trese Brothers
13. Cosmoteer - Walt Destler
14. Nimbatus - Stray Fawn Studio
15. Star Command Galaxies - Warballoon
16. Galactic Princess - CECLY
17. Star Control: Origins - Stardock Entertainment
Star Control: Ghosts of the Precursors - Fred Ford, Paul Reiche III
18. Exo One - Exbleative
19. Univoyager - Damiano Vitulli
20. Hellion - Zero Gravity
21. Genesis Alpha One - Team17, Radiation Blue
22. X4: Foundations - Egosoft
23. Planet Nomads - Craneballs
24. Osiris: New Dawn - Fenix Fire Entertainment
25. Dual Universe - Novaquark
Star Citizen - Cloud Imperium Games
Starsector - Fractal Softworks
Empyrion: Galactic Survival - Eleon Game Studios
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Extra bonus game! *Starsector* ( http://fractalsoftworks.com ) wasn't making that many waves but a lot of you seem to love it, so here's the mention! *Empyrion: Galactic Survival* is also a thing, but I listed it the last 2 years and it's still not out. As a policy right now I don't list the same game as upcoming 3 years in a row. Since many are asking, *Astroneer* is in the Simulation list for various reasons. Finally, *Astrox Imperium* is a single-player RPG set in space if you're into that. Then, look at all the competition for Space Games! Which ones are you most interested in? Which ones do you think will actually make it? You can also check out more gaming lists here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYVqUDxY6COh7bkuJoBb1koNRX7mAX2yp
If you're listing Space Engineers then Empyrion definitely should also be on the list. It has seen considerable progress last year, it's one of the best games on the list you can play currently and there's no reason to doubt why it shouldn't come out this or next year.
I installed star citizen today, and on my 8 GB RAM. 8 GB VRAM, Skylake 6600k this game completely does not run! I have like 10-12 fps, switched to lowest settings with full screen resolution (1080p). I spent 40 bucks and i am afraid i cannot be playing it... Does anyone know if this is the low memory reason I have - 8 GB?
I have heard it's super PC intensive right now. What you can do is open task manager and check what hits 100% when the game is running. You should be able to see if it's your HDD, CPU, Memory, or GPU if you're on Windows 10.
In my opinion, my humble opinion, i liked more are: Starfighter Inc., Dreadnought, Infinity: Battlescape, Avorion, Stationeers, Space engineers, Deliver Us The Moon, FlagShip, Nimbatus, Star Control, Exo One, Hellion, Genesis Alpha One, X4: Foundations, Planet Nomads, Osiris: New Dawn AND Dual Universe
All this game a liked more, is very cool, i like more is the graphics.
Yeah it's always tricky for me deciding what to do with SC in these lists. If I list it people will hate it, if I don't mention it people will hate it, even what I did here people are hating on it. I just did what I wanted with it, there's no pleasing people haha.
Not one of these game comes close to Eve-online. Eve-online is the best space based game out there. Empyrion is fun game but still lacks the reality of Eve. If your look for a space game Eve is it. Not and easy game until you put some time in. Eve online has been around since 2003 and still growing. Ooh and I forgot it is beautiful game, makes you feel like you are in space and can die at any time.
Star Citizen can only dissapoint when it finally comes out at this point. It has been so long in development and expectations built on for so long there is nothing they can produce that will meet expectations. And the graphics produced 4 years ago are way out of date by now.
This project is the prime example of what's wrong with people getting nearly unlimited money to spend. The game looks and sounds great but it's a game. Finish and release it, then do addons and upgrades until the next better version. Ridiculous. I stopped even giving a shite about this 'game' two years ago. It's an ego sink.
It has to be X4 for me. Got the others in the "X" series already!!
However, I'd love it if someone could revamp a game from 1993.
Frontier: Elite II by the genius that is/was David Braben.
And when I mean revamp, I don't want the game play to change, just bring the graphics into the 21st Century will do fine. The game was great and one of the first game's I recall that just gave you a space ship and to go out and do your thing. You were not tied down to anything. It was just a free play game. No story line.
online multiplayer: pass, online multiplayer: pass, online multiplayer: pass, crap 8-bit graphics that need to die as a trend: pass... there were only about 3 on the list that looked any good from my perspective.
Great video. I am an indie game developer working on a low poly open solar system space exploration game called "Beyond The Horizon" and would appreciate it if someone took time to check it out. Thanks,
Unless Microsoft fixes Windows 10 to stop stutters and hitches and stops patching older Windows builds to break them pc gaming is going to crash hard. At present there is no working build of Windows for anything over 60hz. Sync is broken, vsync is broken hz flickers between different hz rates. Its all just broken. Even earlier builds and also earlier Windows are being auto patched to also do this.
Stardock didn't buy the Starcontrol IP they only brought the Trademark "Starcontrol" and Copyright for Starcontrol 3.
Before Stardock was ever involved Atari legal admitted they didn't own the IP or copyright to starcontrol 1/2 so its a bit hard for them to sell it to Stardock.
The problem came about because F&P were selling Starcontrol 3 on GOG...Which they may not have been legally allowed to do... Problem is F&P found their original contract for making Starcontrol games and apparently if they didnt get any income for X years for the games all rights reverted back to them back around 2000 or so.
The actual issue is, does Stardock even own the trademark/copyright.
IF yes then F&P could actually owe something for selling starcontrol 3 on gog.
It could also lead to criminal charges... so What Stardock is actually doing is effectively blackmail, if they can get a judgement they own Starcontrol 3 they can then force F&P to sign over all rights to drop the case so they don't go to prison.
If you investigate Stardock sexual harassment you will find they did the same thing with litigation to drop a sexual harassment case that was backed up with internal company emails.
Stardock was one of my Fav "indie" game developers now I won't buy a single game they make.
F&P could just make a starcontrol like game and everyone would be happy.
Ah that's an interesting approach haha. Well I'm hoping F&P can make their game. If I had to choose one of the two, I'd choose theirs. I'm not against 2 different SC games being released though, but I suppose Stardock knows they'll lose if they have to compete their game against F&P's.
Actually Stardock being total scum never claim they OWN the IP, they claim they own the Trademark and copyright for starcontrol and Starcontrol 3 respectively and that the original owners don't own the IP.
See if no one owns the IP they can claim they own it by default, meanwhile before the court case Stardock admitted Fred and Paul owned the IP and even before the court case demanded Fred and Paul sign over the IP to them.
Now they claim F&P don't own the IP...
It's just another way of saying that something that a lot of people are hating on actually has a niche audience that enjoys it. Quite often I get comments from people asking why I list 'obviously terrible games' when they actually have a smaller but solid following.
so the space combat thing about doing it all in "zero-g" What makes it different from flying on earth is not the gravity, its the air. "flying" in a vacuum is very different from flying in the atmosphere, flying in "zero-g" is not THAT different. All the space sims would feel like normal flight sims if there was air resistance.
Osiris new dawn was a joke and the frequent updates the OP indicates are not frequent at all. Were talking once every 4-6 months and usually those are just bug fix's on current content. The game itself is dead at this point because its like minecraft, once you've done what's available there's no incentive to continue playing. And the multiplayer experience is horrible since you can be griefed, the game often forgets materials and possessions, vehicles won't store materials and forgets etc.
I didn't say those things made the game better. I even said in my reply, "Not saying any of that makes the game good or bad". I'm just saying that your statement on how frequent the updates are and what they updates add was incorrect, which it is.
GamerZakh clearly you don't play the game because nothing has been added to make it better. I've played it since it was first released to play and even the beta where the mech worked. They have changed so many things. The more they added the worse the bugs got. Now of course most those bugs were fixed but the game is boring now and I don't think the mech is in game anymore again. One you build a base and travel to the other planet that's it. There's nothing more to do. And since you can free build walls and doors etc and gather resources, it's pretty much a fancy minecraft. And to prove it 70% of the game is bad weather, mobs chase you forever, and the netcode is so bad network play is pointless. The idea of the game was fun, however. Your basically playing mission to Mars the movie. But even Mark left because there is nothing left to do there.
I get what you're saying but trying to say a game is dead by comparing it to Minecraft probably isn't the best way to communicate your point. You're misrepresenting the frequent updates point though. You say bug fixes come every 4-6 months? There were 2 hotfixes last month alone. The rise of zer content update was released in December and the into the fray content update was just a month before that. Those updates added more weapons, creatures, planets, and resources. Not saying any of that makes the game good or bad, but if we're just talking updates, hotfix patches are once or twice a month and content updates average every 2-3 months. Saying only bug fixes are only once every 4-6 months is just incorrect.
Yeah if it does release it won't be any time soon. I'd say it's better to not get excited for it and kind of don't pay attention. Then one day it releases and we can be pleasantly surprised, if it releases.
Boi I sure do hope SC is bringing up amazing updates or has other valid reasons it's taking so long, because with 179,872,053 funding atm it's the most crowd funded game I know about and is with ease a AAA
Oh yeah...AFF. Bought it when it was first avalaible. Wouldn't start on a then gtx 780. Once it did, it either crashed on loading 90% of the time, or ran at 15 fps. Tried it again a year ago. couldn't find a game. Yeah. Stay clear.
Generally the look of the game doesn't rely on technology. That's a budget and team size issue. Many of these games are one-person projects or only made by a handful of people. Graphics are also the most expensive part of a game to make, that's why games like Battlefront 2 costs millions even though technologically it doesn't do anything special. Some of these games have more complex mechanics or technology behind them compared to NMS but might not look as awesome because of limitations in development.
I'm not particularly a fan of it but I don't really think it's a scam either. It's playable now and people seem to be enjoying what they bought into. I'd call it kind of a scam once they backtrack on a feature they promised, like Planet Nomads no longer working on multiplayer after promising there would be while it's for sale in early access. Why do you call SC a scam?
Planet Nomads seems a lot more well liked though. Well it was, until multiplayer was scrapped. It was the main 'What No Man's Sky was supposed to be', but now it's just kind of like No Man's Sky haha. Osiris has now picked up the torch.
Awesome post. :)
Loved the reviews and you showed some games that I didn't know about, that seems awesome.
Star Citizens is beginning to be a disappointment for me. I gave money in the kickstart phase at the same time that Elite: Dangerous appeared. Elite is already out and Star Citizens is... errrr... not! :-\ I hope they can develop something worthy for the time that they are taking.
Chris Roberts said in an interview that they should have developed the engine themselves rather than use a third party engine had they known the issues it would have caused them. On the bright side they were able to get a lot of the crytek developers to work on the engine so that was a plus over other third party engines.
I'm actually okay with the development for the game. I followed the game for a few years but only backed 2 years ago, I'm glad they are going all out as a lot of the games I have been excited for in the past have fallen short. I love E:D and played many a hundred hours on it but it's very repetitive. I'm patient enough to wait for both Star Citizen and Elite: Dangerous to reach their goal but the main fear for Star Citizen is money. They make millions per month but they own 5 studios so the costs are high and it's still going ot be years before they finish the single player or have the multiplayer to a place where you can call it a game.
There have been a lot of disasters in the development of Star Citizen but they have been making good progress albeit rather slowly.
If you have both games you can at least switch between the two when one gets stale. I would definitely not recommend anyone buy into Star Citizen without first doing a lot of research on the game first.
There are two differant ways to develop a game:
Path A: Minimum viable Product/Base game Loop, then Expansion+Expansion+Expansion+....+Final expansion.
Path B: Framework+Feature+Feature+Feature+Patch Hell+...+Minimum Viable product/Release+Expansion+expansion... (then it does what path A does.)
Frontier did Path A, where they already had some of the underlying stuff for the feature-complete game done, and released the Alpha to give final 'yeah, it's good' checks to different things they'd already been working on for quite some time, And they kept the scope reletively small at first, thus hit a 'release' state quicker.
That's really the better option if your game engine lets you do that, so good call Frontier there. However, CiG had to develop netcode from scratch with an engine that simply didn't have any to speak of, and early on, the backers voted to go 'all or nothing' (in a vote folks who came later, like myself, didn't have much of a say in), thus leaving the polish and optimization steps to come in last. Personally, I would have preferred they take the ED approach despite the fact that would have meant that we'd JUST now be seeing the first multiplayer.
There was also the Ilfonic disaster...
3.0 was kind of rushed? It was so CIG could stick to their new release schedule where they release a significant update quarterly. 3.0 has a lot of under the hood tech that makes it absolutely astonishing if you follow how extensive the work is but it's not really noticeable if you just want to jump into the game and play. On that note there isn't much to do currently and the performance is pretty bad but improving at least.
I don't see Star Citizen being released until around 2021, which I find is okay due to the sheer scale and depth the developers are going for.
I would avoid it if you just want to have fun, I have tons of fun currently but I have to make my own fun. Try checking back in June as that will be when we get much more jobs like refuel, repair, prospecting, mining, salvage, escort and so on. There will be more to do then and probably worth taking a look at it again.
Yeah. I still think it will be great, even if it takes another 5 years, which let's hope it doesn't. I think it will be worth the wait. That and I'm not keeping up with the news around it, helps to pass the time so I'm not hyped all the time for it.
Ive been waiting for a space sim like Freelancer since I was a kid
Why cant anyone do it???
I dont want a space autism sim or a procedural generated roguelike sandbox or whatever other buzzwords are hip now
I just want a simple comfy arcadey space sim with a good story and a big galaxy to explore ;_;
Yeah but the same could be said about No Man's Sky. That game has changed the most in the past year. Even EVE Online is just getting a new big update and that game released 15 years ago. I can't keep listing games as 'upcoming' just because they get expansions or big updates. There has to be some kind of cut off point, and I make that line to be the 1.0 'release' version. If the developer calls it released then I will treat it as released.
GamerZakh because elite have realizes every year.
It come to public in 2014 but its a 10 years protect. Until then it will be full realized.
Elite its just an spacial case.
In 2018 the new release its called. Elite dangerous beyond. And will be launches on two pats this year
It's already out, so doesn't qualify, but I always like to mention the 'game' that's a niche within a niche within a niche: Children of a dead Earth :) For those who like some actual rocket science in their space games.
Personally just went to get a copy of Angels Fall First. I've heard of it, but I never really gave it too much attention. However, when you said it was sort of like Planetside, and when I read a review saying it has a lot of customization, I became a fish and the game was the hook. Additionally, at the time of writing this comment, the game is 40% off (from its usual price of $17), so I got to save a little bit of change while indulging my curiosity. That's a win/win for me.
Thanks! Just to clarify further my scope for these videos, still being in development and getting updates doesn't make it an upcoming game to qualify for the list. For example, EVE Online is 15 years old and is still getting large updates. No Man's Sky probably has gotten bigger updates than either of these games over the past year but I can't consider them upcoming games because of it. It's because declaring the game 'released' means that the developers are confident that the experience it is at that point is representative of the game they wanted to make. If it isn't, they shouldn't call it 'released'. If a developer wants to call their game released but then claim that it's actually got a lot of development to go before it's what it's supposed to be, that's misleading to the consumer and an unfair approach. Savage Resurrection did this. They 'released' but it was still very clearly a Beta state, which drives some quick sales and then the game dies. For Elite Dangerous, as far as I can see the experience was solid back in 2014 and fine. Everything added since then is just more content and expansions sort of thing, like how Stardew Valley has continued to add significant content to the game over the years too.
Well it's been released, but it's still in an open beta state (still heavily in development). This year there'll be updates making the game what it should've been from the beginning. A spotlight on that would've been good too ^^. But if you're going by actual releases, it makes sense it didn't appear in ur vid. Still a great vid, keep up the good work :)
That released in 2014. I'm curious, why do so many people ask where is Elite Dangerous? Wikipedia says it released 2014, it was reported by news outlets that it's release was set for 2014, and the official store says it released December 2014. How can so many people still want it in a list of upcoming games when it's 3-4 years after its release date?
Sad to see that people seem to generally pay a lot more attention to Dreadnought (which IS fun to play, but somewhat shallow) and ignore Fractured Space, which not only provides a far more strategic, objective focused gameplay experience, but also has a business model that gives players a lot more agency than Dreadnought's world-of-tanks inspired tiered grind.
Fair point; I wouldn't have brought it up if, for all intends and purposes, Dreadnought wasn't a beta in name only. Both games have been actively monetized since 2016, both games are in active development adding features and content, etc. I play and enjoy both games (Dreadnought for some mindless TDM spectacle, Fractured Space for a more strategic moba-ish experience), it just irks me that DN is still getting hyped as "upcoming" because of an essentially meaningless "beta" badge. It's a pet peeve of mine, so don't take it too seriously; the list gave me 2 games worth checking out, so thanks for that.
The key is when the game hits 1.0 and officially declares that it is no longer in Alpha, Beta, or early access. EVE Online from 15 years ago is still getting updates and being developed. No Man's Sky is still being updated and developed in significant ways. That doesn't mean they are upcoming. Every game I list here states that they are either not available, in alpha or beta, or in early access on Steam.
Glad to see Angels Fall First get the recognition it deserves! and Flagship, I can't wait for Flagship!
BTW If you like strategy games and mmo's look up Novus Aeterno... and if you like shooters look up Galaxy in Turmoil
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The game will probably remain in early access for some moment. It continues to attract new players that are hoping to get that sweet, sweet chicken dinner. This usually means youre have to begin downloading the game at midnight, and after that begin playing once PUBG is installed. There isnt just one play through of Black Desert that ends up the same because its up to the player to determine the method by which they level. Because of this, players will need to use the Xbox Game Preview program to be able to play the game. Xbox One players might have to wait somewhat longer for the full-release edition. They will also be able to purchase some exclusive content in the form of special cosmetic packs.
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