Dean Hall, the mastermind behind the incredibly popular DayZ, has announced his next game. It is set to be a space station simulator, titled Stationeers, following on from his canceled space similar Ion. The game will take inspiration from Space Station 13 and is due to for release through early access on steam in the very near future.
In a blurb that was provided to Eurogamer, the game is described as:
“Inspired by the beloved Space Station 13, Stationeers puts you in control of the construction and management of a space station either by yourself in single-player, or online with your friends. Complex systems around atmospherics, power generation, medical, agriculture, food, and gravity require your thought and management at all times.”
Hall later went on to explain why the game would be an early access, despite his reservations about having another game use this system after Day Z.
“I seriously thought after DayZ I wouldn’t do Early Access again,” Hall said. “But I talked a lot with Tynan Sylvester from RimWorld and Felipe who made Kerbal Space Program, and I realised [those games] would be totally different if they were made entirely behind closed doors. And I think a lot of my ideas are terrible, so the community are part of filtering that. If you look at the early days of the [DayZ] mod, that’s what we want to replicate.”