It's been six months since the last update for Space Engineers was released. Even though this is a fair bit of time to be waiting between patches, Keen Software House have prepared something very special to make the wait worth our while. Update 1.187 is, thus, one of the biggest updates Space Engineers has ever received, and packs nothing short of a major overhaul of the game's multiplayer functionality.
Such a major gap between updates was necessary, according to the developers, because they couldn't replace and redo major portions of the engine incrementally. Alongside this pretty substantial core improvement to how the game works, players can also expect many optimisations and performance improvements! Down below, you can read a condensed list of features that will arrive with Update 1.187.
Space Engineers Update 1.187 Features
As you can probably imagine, the full, detailed changelog is significantly longer and goes into much more detail on what, exactly, had been changed, but this short list gives you a good general idea all the same.
Update 1.187 not only brings with it a number of fixes and improvements to practically every single feature of the game, but it also adds on content and makes multiplayer a more enjoyable endeavour, something that many players have been asking for ever since the game's release from Early Access. There's no escaping jank in games as complex as Space Engineers is, mind, but you sure can minimise it and make it work for you.
Bottom line: if you were waiting to jump into playing Space Engineers, now may be the right time to do so.