Free-to-play arena shooter Robocraft is leaving Steam Early Access next week. The game has been in Early Access for about three years and calling it a full release doesn't change much at this point, especially since it's a free-to-play title. Still, it's a good reason for the devs and community to celebrate.
Robocraft has arrived on Steam Early Access back in 2014, and is now days away from a full release. The game is leaving Early Access 24 August 2017 and the developers are celebrating by with giving different cosmetics to players based on how old their account is.
"There are four types of Early Access reward, with your account age determining what you'll get when you log in after 1.0 launches on 24th August. You won't need to input a promotional code on launch day or anything like that, instead these items will be gifted to you directly after you log-into the game", the developers explained in the official Steam announcement. Sweet and simple.
The cosmetic rewards in question are different pilot seats for the robots players can build in the game. Robocraft lets players construct their own vehicles Lego style, and then lets them pilot those vehicles in multiplayer arena shooting matches.
Freejam Games have promised more information on changes to the game in the days leading up to launch, but a radical shift to the way Robocraft works is unlikely. Leaving Early Access is more of a symbolic milestone, but a reason to celebrate for the devs and community nevertheless.
If you are curious about the project, it's free-to-play - with the usual problems such a business model implies. Either way, it is more than likely you can wrestle some fun hours out of the game, especially if you enjoy both Lego and arena shooters.