This last few days there have been a couple of games which I have been watching for some time come out of Early Access: Warhammer 40K Eternal Crusade and Fractured Space. It’s great to see these two games making their way onto the main part of Steam and I wish them all the best!
- Warhammer 40K Eternal Crusade: http://store.steampowered.com/app/375230/
- Fractured Space: http://store.steampowered.com/app/310380/
The Early Access program is a great idea, and can provide development companies with a much -needed avenue to be able to raise money and create games that otherwise would not have a chance to be made. Even more so than places like KickStarter, it creates a way that games which otherwise would not be made can be made, provided of course the community wants them to be made, and the company behind the game can deliver what’s promised.
Unfortunately though Early Access is not a panacea, and it’s my belief many games are not going to make it out of the program, instead descending into a never-ending spiral of smaller and smaller updates. Steam need a way of being able to help these games, because without this large parts of Early Access are going to consist of games that will never be finished.
Still, today is a good day as two games have made it out of Early Access. So to end this blog post on a positive note, here’s their two release videos. Enjoy! 🙂