Friday facts are dropped by the game which celebrates multitasking and OCD and this year, this is the last one. It was announced by Wub Software, the developer of Factorio that a lot is to be expected in 2020 which is upcoming and in the pipeline, there are a lot of changes that are going to be a massive milestone. Factorio Celebrates Two Million Purchases In Recent Patch Notes, Outlines Road Ahead.
Beginning with the last part, 2,000,000 units have been sold by Factorio. Since the game is still there in Early Access it is quite staggering and on any platform, it is not there on sale. If the niche genre is considered in general, automation has been claimed by Factorio, the piece of news is quite monumental which augurs well for the game’s health well after the September 2020 upcoming release.
It was also announced by them that owners of Factorio which is roughly 96.7% are on Steam, as keys were purchased by those on Wub Software and opted to use on their website their platform of choice on Steam. For the developers, it is an interesting bit as the pros and cons are still weighed upon on various platforms.
It has also been announced that the tutorial will switch back from the build of 0.17 which primarily focuses on the process of automation and its teaching which is actually a staple for the title. According to the developers, the gameplay loop and the natural progression is broken by this which they want that it must be experienced by players.
The automation is force early and very often which goes without encouraging players to progress to automation and begin manually. It is something that can ultimately become circular arguments victim as Factorio’s depth is such that it cannot be compartmentalized into a tutorial of five-minutes. Regardless of the fact, 0.18 is built as there is a switchback by the tutorial to the version of pre-0.17.
It precisely raises the question of what is believed by Wube about the look of the tutorial. The system of 0.18 is used by many to begin their games and the complaints have been very less across the forums of Factorio, Twitter and Reddit. The progression is not delayed generally and the path of progression for the early game is eschewed only slightly by the tutorial.
The progression path which is desired starts from manual mining towards automating logistics, automated mining which culminates in science and automated production. The most important thing which is missing currently from the schedule as there is not much reason to mine manually if it is changed as automated miners are not started by players and it raises the concern that the tutorial is the main reason for which it is changed and it is the main reason so that the players are ensured to understand the fact that automation is done to everything.
Needless to say, fans will be made to wait to get to see what is offered by the new tutorial which is not accomplished by any of the tutorials yet it has been judged by themselves that it is pretty much better than both of them.