Upcoming space sandbox Astroneer has just received a complete overhaul of its crafting and progression systems in a massive update. The game will see new raw resources (quartz, clay, graphite, hydrogen, helium, etc.) that can be crafted into synthetic materials (rubber, plastic, diamond, steel, silicone, etc.) in the chemistry lab. Gases must be collected using an Atmospheric Condenser and the concentration of a gas varies from planet to planet. Some resources will only be available on certain planets, so players will have to travel often to discover everything. Many common resources can be collected automatically using mechanisms like a Soil Centrifuge, letting the player focus on hunting down rare ones.
The update also redesigns Astroneer‘s item catalog to help players manage their resources and bytes, and several previously existing crafting recipes have been modified to fit the new system and help guide progression. Also, power and oxygen nuggets have been removed, to the dismay of many. The Astroneer crafting update is a great move and opens a new world of experimentation without sacrificing clarity.
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