The 2D procedurally generated universe of Starbound is expecting a huge content update next week from indie Chucklefish Games as the 'Winter Update' becomes available through the testing branch.
The studio has released a new trailer highlighting the big list of changes, which range from all-new player ships and on-board AIs, to new blocks, crafting and tech. There's even a new race to choose.
"As Finn noted yesterday on Twitter, we’re trying to push these updates to the unstable branch next week and, depending on how that goes, pushing them to the stable branch in January,"Chucklefish on the official Starbound website.
Highlights include a new race, which was a mod until now, a complete overhaul to combat with the ability to parry, a revised navigation system with better planet info, upgradeable ships, the matter manipulator also upgradeable, new blocks, crafting blueprints, new monsters, new bosses, NPC outposts, staff class weapons and more.
Theare enormous and have been put together by the community.