The development of the sandbox space simulation Starbase has been almost non-existent for a year
Why fly into (virtual) space when you can send robots to handle all the danger for you? That’s the thinking behind the whimsical space sandbox starbasewhich already went into Early Access in July 2021. The $35 stock hasn’t gotten out of that state since, a recent review found a worrying slowdown development.
As a matter of fact, starbase not much has happened in the first five months of this year apart from a few events, some PvP activities and a community spaceship presentation; there was a “cargo and capital” event last weekend and a tiny patch this week add a new rocket launcher and fix a bug with ship deletion – the first in five months, according to players.
The community has also noticed the slowdown as the team hasn’t been doing much to push out new updates lately. Already in April 2022, starbase was pushed into the backgroundwith the studio saying, “starbase is still under development, but development will be slower for a while as we focus on other ongoing projects (which have been in the works all along). We’re not giving up the game.”
“Slower” became “almost non-existent” last fall. When asked when development will resume, The studio said so in March that, “It’s just going to take us some time to get there.” And while that might be enough to placate the relatively large number of Discord fans, this week we noticed someone complaining that the numbers of the game are on the low side, on the “high point”.[ing] at 85 on weekends at a time.”