Why Early Access?
We will use Early Access to thoroughly test Xenonauts 2 and experiment with the features and balance of the game. Early Access provides a great way of involving players in the development process. The community feedback we gained during the development of the first Xenonauts made a huge difference to the final quality of the game and we're looking forward to working with the community to make Xenonauts 2 even better!
Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
We expect the game to remain in Early Access for approximately nine months, but it may be longer depending on the suggestions and feedback from the community.
How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
The full version of Xenonauts 2 will contain more UFO types, technologies, and end-game missions, however, the structure and major mechanics of the game are already present. There will also be additional polishing, balancing, and bug fixes during the Early Access period.
What is the current state of the Early Access version?
All features listed on the EGS page are present in the Early Access version, however it only contains roughly 65% of the UFO types and technologies intended for the full version. At a certain point, a warning will be displayed informing you that no more story content or new enemies will appear. You’ll be free to keep playing, and the campaign will continue to feature current UFO and ground missions, but no new UFO types and technologies will become available.
Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
We do not currently intend to increase the base price of the game either during Early Access or for the full version release.