Core Keeper Release Date Set for August

Sandbox survival adventure Core Keeper finally has a release date, with the game’s 1.0 update and console version emerging from the caves in the summer.

Per a post on the Core Keeper Steam page, the top-down pixel-art survive-’em-up is coming to PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch on August 27th, which is also when the 1.0 update will arrive for PC. If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of people who picked the game up during its Early Access period, you’ll be pleased to know that Core Keeper’s 1.0 update will feature major changes to the game’s content and features, and it’ll also bring a ton of quality-of-life improvements.

As for what’s actually coming as part of that 1.0 update, developer Pugstorm is remaining tight-lipped for now. The studio says it’s got “something cool” planned for the full Core Keeper release, though, and that more information is coming soon. Core Keeper’s Summer update, which was scheduled to launch…well, sometime in summer, will now take the form of a performance and bug fix-focused patch rather than bringing any new content with it.

However, the content that was originally planned for the Summer update will now arrive as part of Core Keeper 1.0, so you’re not missing out on any extra fun.

You can check out the trailer for Core Keeper’s full PC and console release right here. If you’ve never encountered Core Keeper before, it’ll give you a good sense of what kind of game you’re in for.Core Keeper is a survival sandbox game in which you (and, optionally, up to seven friends) explore a massive procedurally-generated cave complex, mining and crafting (ahem) your way towards unraveling the mystery of the titular Core.

The game was originally released in Early Access back in March 2022, racking up 100,000 sales within its first two days on release and breaking the 250,000 barrier within a week.

You’ll be able to check out Pugstorm’s full vision for Core Keeper when it launches for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch on August 27th. Stay tuned for more.