You may think it’s fine to dismiss a game that first released back in 2013, but one look at the Steam page for Rimworld will give you all you need to know – more than 100,000 Overwhelmingly Positive reviews speak for themselves. It is therefore hugely exciting to find Rimworld: Console Edition rocking up onto Xbox and PlayStation.
Sitting with an official street date of July 29th, RimWorld Console Edition is playable early should you jump in with the Digital Deluxe Edition. It’s that version which not only gives three days of early access, but the base game and the Royalty DLC included as well. It’ll cost you £44.99, but should you wish to just get hands on with the Standard Edition, a £34.99 price tag is in place. You can always add the Royalty DLC later if you wish.
If you’ve never heard of RimWorld then you should know that this is something pretty special – and we’re hoping that it translates to the Xbox scene with ease.
Sold as a ‘story generator’ that is powered by an intelligent AI system, RimWorld Console Edition will throw you onto a randomly generated world, left to manage your colony and hope for the best from there on out.
There’s a ton to get involved in, far too much for us to go into detail with here, but ultimately what you do and where you take RimWorld will be dictated by the decisions you make. And those decisions are plentiful too, all as you attempt to ensure your little colonists have what it takes to survive in the most harsh of conditions.
- What’s nice is that even though this is a game that is generated on the fly, you do have some input. See, RimWorld is powered by its storytellers, the AI behind it. There are many of these with different ideas of what is ‘fun’ too – Randy Random does crazy stuff, Cassandra Classic goes for rising tension, and Phoebe Chillax likes to relax.
General key features include:
- – Discover a new generated world each time you play.
- – Manage colonists’ moods, needs, wounds, illnesses and addictions.
- – Build in the forest, desert, jungle, tundra, and more. – Watch colonists develop and break relationships.
- – Fight pirates, mad animals, and ancient killing machines.
- – Tame and train cute pets, productive farm animals, and deadly attack beasts.
- – Form caravans to complete quests, trade, fight, or migrate your whole colony.
- – Dig through snow, weather storms, and fight fires.
- – Learn to play easily with the help of an intelligent and unobtrusive AI tutor.
We’ve got seriously high hopes for RimWorld Console Edition and cannot wait to get hands-on with it for full review. Until that time though you can grab a copy of the game for yourself from the Xbox Store. You’ll find it on the PlayStation Store for PS4 and PS5 too.
RIMWORLD IS A STORY GENERATOR It’s designed to co-author tragic, twisted, and triumphant stories about imprisoned pirates, desperate colonists, starvation and survival. It works by controlling the “random” events that the world throws at you. Every thunderstorm, pirate raid, and travelling salesman is a card dealt into your story by the AI Storyteller. There are several storytellers to choose from. Randy Random does crazy stuff, Cassandra Classic goes for rising tension, and Phoebe Chillax likes to relax.