During the Microsoft Press Conference at gamescom, Space Engineers, a bizarre intrastellar planetary game, took center stage. Keen Software House’s newest title is currently in Alpha on Steam, making the announcement that the full title will hit Xbox One first all the more interesting.
Space Engineers, which has already sold 600,000 copies to date, requires players to build spaceships and explore the surrounding area. Everything is block-based, meaning players have to take into account the function of every piece they use. This is a historic moment, as Steam Early Access games tend to launch on Steam first. One has to wonder what Microsoft’s ID@Xbox Program offered Keen Software House to secure Space Engineers as a timed exclusive.