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Build a factory on an alien planet in Satisfactory

Swedish developer Coffee Game Studios, best known for the absurd Goat Simulator, opened E3’s PC Gaming Show with a new trailer for its upcoming factory-building simulator, Satisfactory.

The official site describes Satisfactory as “an FPS open-world factory building sim. You play as an engineer on an alien planet as part of the ‘Save The Day’ program – a program whose goal is to construct a massive machine for a mysterious purpose. Conquer nature, build multi-story factories, and automate to satisfaction!”

The game’s official site further clarifies what your role will be – as an engineer for FICSIT Incorporated, geddit?, you’re tasked with constructing and automating your factory. You’ll also spend your time exploring & exploiting the uncharted alien planet for resources that will assist you in your goal. The game will also allow for multiplayer co-op, supporting up to 4 players.

The trailer – which gives off some serious No Man’s Sky vibes – definitely matches the game’s description, showing a player scoping out different environments on a planet, before removing some pesky trees and constructing an increasingly large and complicated looking factory with conveyor belts, trains and dune buggies. A few hostile-looking aliens also make an appearance.

Satisfactory

No official release date has been given yet, Coffee Studios had to push back the game’s Alpha which was originally slated for May, but Satisfactory’s official FAQ states that it will be released “probably this year”; and the game already has a store page on Steam.