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Satisfactory update 4 is out, adds hoverpacks and particle accelerators

One of my favourite memories from the past 15 years of doing this daft job was at EVE Online’s fan fest. A developer on stage in a packed auditorium announced a more efficient way to move items between cargo holds, and the crowd around me erupted with “We just won the World Cup”-level cheering. This is what Satisfactory‘s update 4 trailer reminds me of. Today’s update adds hoverpacks, drones and particle accelerators to the factory building game, but it feels like it’s a set of street lights turning on at the end that would get the biggest cheer. Read more

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Have you played… Satisfactory?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. Satisfactory is a factory-building game. Which means that, by its nature, it has been fighting an uphill battle. Why? Because Factorio exists. And yet you have to congratulate Coffee Stain on what they’ve accomplished against these odds. They’ve put together a surprisingly robust and extremely fun factory-builder in a 3D environment, which in itself is enough to prove wrong my predictions when I first heard about the game. But more than that: they’ve given us a factory-builder where the overwhelming feeling…