Don't Starve Shipwrecked Expansion Release Date Confirmed

Try new seasons, creatures, biomes, and "many other exciting ways to die," in Early Access.

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Klei Entertainment has announced Don't Starve: Shipwrecked, the latest expansion for its crafting and survival game, will launch on Steam Early Access on December 1.

In an update posted on the studio's forum, it explained that feedback provided during the early access phase would help guide the developer as it finishes up the project.

"As with Don’t Starve and Reign of Giants, we’re going to be using early access up until the full release of Shipwrecked," it said. "Your feedback and suggestions were invaluable during the development of past Don’t Starve content and frankly, we’d be fools to not involve you again when it comes to the development of Shipwrecked."

The Steam Early Access version is described as "fully playable, but there is still some work to be done." It will introduce new seasons, creatures, biomes, and "many other exciting ways to die."

Don't Starve: Shipwrecked will only be available through Early Access on Windows, as Mac and Linux will not be supported for the initial December 1 launch.

Shipwrecked takes place partly on the ocean and marks the first time players will be able to leave the game's landmass and journey onto the water. In the base game, the sea acts as a map boundary.

Don't Starve launched in April 2013 for the PC and January 2014 for the PlayStation 4. It was released for PS Vita in September 2014, and for the Wii U in May 2015. More recently, Don't Starve: Giant Edition was released on Xbox One.

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