Satisfactory launched on the Epic Games Store last year as a timed exclusive and it’s almost time for it to join Steam.
As it goes with Epic exclusives, as soon as the agreed upon period is done, the game becomes available on other platforms. Some gamers were mad that Satisfactory was a timed exclusive, but the developers insisted that they are just a vocal minority and that they believe in Epic and their vision.
Besides the announcement that it will be available on Steam soon, Satisfactory Update 3 is also coming. It’s going to be the “most significant” update for the game so far since it’s bringing fluids and pipes. The pipes will be affected by gravity, so you will need to use pumps to keep everything flowing and they will have to be maintained more than conveyor belts.
Another big thing coming with Update 3 is the A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Sink. The sink is aimed at factories that generate more resources than they really need. Through the Anti-Waste Effort for Stress-testing of Materials on Exoplanets Bonus Program, you can destroy your surplus and get coupons for the Awesome Shop.
There’s a lot more changes coming, but because of that, a lot of things will also be rebalanced.
"The introduction of pipes to Satisfactory was bound to mess with existing factories and the balancing of the game," the spokesperson wrote. "So, with the decision to add pipes, we also decided that we might as well go all-in and fix some of the balancing issues that had been lurking behind various corners for a while."
Satisfactory Update 3 is available in the Experimental build of the game and when the game becomes available on Steam it will probably keep the $30 price tag.