Starbound's First Official Trailer Is Four Minutes Of Pure Magic

Starbound's First Official Trailer is Four+ Minutes of Pure Magic

Welp, it's launch day for Space Terraria Starbound. It took almost two years.

Since its initial announcement in February 2012, Starbound has been slowly getting bigger and better under the care of developer Chucklefish — honestly, when you're making a game about exploring procedurally generated universes, and want it to actually look good and play well, feature creep is pretty much a given. Still, in an impressive display of trust, the community has amassed a total of over two point five million dollars since pre-orders have opened in April.

All this culminated in the announcement of the public beta, which is starting, well, today. It should be a rough ride, with the game changing rapidly and worlds/characters getting deleted all over the place, but hey, a beta's a beta. But even if you're not taking part in the great bug hunt, you get to take a look at Starbound's shiny new beta trailer, which does a great job at showcasing both the game and its excellent soundtrack.

And for those of you who are still on the fence (or who just want something to pass the time with), there already are several let's plays out in the wild courtesy of some big-name YouTubers, including Etho, TotalBiscuit and Zisteau. Perhaps a direct look at the gameplay will convince you. In any case, look for Starbound on Steam later today.

Starbound Beta Trailer [Tiyuri@YouTube]


    Rarely happens, but some of the music in that trailer almost made me feel real feels.

    Does the black shadowing under the ground actually play any part or is it just there because they cbf rendering it? Game looks good but that is really annoying me hehe.

    Any word on a ps3/4 and Vita release dates? Really want to play this bad, sunk a lot of time into Terraria

      no word so far i've seen... Technically it's not even out on PC yet, this is the 1st stage of Beta.
      If it does come to consoles expect it late next year.

        The developers have said it will be coming to PS4 and Vita, originally they said it'd be really close to the launch of the ps4. I'm guessing March 2014 (being optimistic)

        Last edited 05/12/13 9:44 am

          They said that work on the port will only begin once SB enters full release phase, we only just started Beta today.
          So we will have to wait a while to hear news on that frront

          Last edited 05/12/13 11:52 am

    I only found out about this the other day. I'm SO glad I didn't know about it earlier. I think 2 years waiting would have been too much for me!
    I know how I'll be spending my weekend.

    Kudos to a company that seems to have the beta testing part down, we'll see if they charge people to come test the product for them. Too many companies skipping this and just putting out the unfinished product to maybe patch the things they already know are broken.

    Getting it today, so I'm pretty upbeat. Let's hope i don't drop the game in five seconds as soon as my friends ask me to play league.

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