Despite initial plans for a release later this year, developers Varsav Game Studios decided to move the launch back a bit in order to listen to feedback from gamers and implement some more features to expand the overall Bee Simulator experience. Will it BEE all you could ever want from a simulation as a result?
You can be the judge of that, with changes to the gameplay modes on offer in Bee Simulator being the most important ones. There will be two different gameplay modes present; one designed with kids in mind and another geared up more towards adults. Additional maps are set to be added, specifically for the local split-screen mode, whilst a completely new combat system will be implemented. Furthermore, the ‘bee dance’ is getting a redesign, the bee will have to capacity to sting people, the races will be more complex and new opponents are being introduced.
This is what Łukasz Rosiński, Varsav Game Studios Creative Director, had to say about the latest announcements regarding the release date and feedback received to date:
“Many positive reactions lead us to believe that we were correct in choosing a honey bee to be the main protagonist in our first game. Bees and their huge role in our ecosystem, habits prevailing in the beehive and the problems harassing them were a very strong base for the creation of Bee Simulator. At the same time, we were forced to live up to the expectations of a larger than expected group of users – mainstream gamers. We received lots of comments detailing the functions they would like to see in our game. To meet those expectations, we decided to change our schedule and push back Bee Simulator’s launch by a few months. We would like to thank you for each idea that we’ve received and we’d like to recommend that you watch our social media platforms, where we’ll present the result of our collaboration with the players.”
Just in case you’re unfamiliar with Bee Simulator, it’s a game that’s suited to playing alongside friends and family, which will allow you to see the world through the eyes of a honey bee. You can compete with other bees in races, collect pollen, perform waggle dances, and explore a world inspired by Central Park in New York. Bee Simulator will fly onto PC and at least one console – yet to be specified – in spring 2019, with further console releases to follow at a later date.