- The Unreal Engine 5 version of the game should go into testing very soon. Additionally, the UE 5.1 update will very likely be the last engine upgrade Survivalbox will go through unless a later version of the engine adds the desired features for Paddle Creek.
- Servers for the game will be located in Europe, Southeast Asia, and the east and west coasts of the United States. Unfortunately, there are no details as to where these servers are located specifically, so take a look at what conclusions you will draw.
- In terms of pre-early access testing, players can expect at least one more playtest via Steam, as well as frequent updates of the game ahead of EA launch. After that, update frequency is still up in the air, but the plan is to make updates every quarter or season.
- The developers have confirmed that there are no plans for private servers at this time, but they acknowledge that it’s a desired and successful feature and promise to revisit the idea in the future.
- Finally, a question was asked about Easter eggs that people living in Hawaii might enjoy, which was answered with comments that the topography is modeled on the game world of the island of Maui, that there is a close approximation of Front Street in Lahaina, and Paddle Creek is rumored to be working with native Hawaiians to accurately represent the island’s culture and add support for the native Hawaiian language.
“As you may know, the native Hawaiian language is endangered as there are only about 2,000 native Hawaiian speakers left in the world. We reached out to a number of cultural and educational organizations working to preserve the language to see how we could help. Thanks to a member of our community who teaches in Hawaii, we’re working on a native Hawaiian translation that we look forward to completing! We also work with the Twitch Hawaii group Whenever we can and have made it a priority to respect the culture and history of the islands.”