Atlas has been updated to bring a number of big improvements to the game including new colors for Claim Flags, tons of technical improvements, general gameplay improvements, creature-related changes and more. In addition, the team provides a look ahead at future patches and the inclusion of BattlEye anti-cheat capability.
Atlas is going to be getting a pretty hefty update today that is bringing a number of significant changes to systems that have been identified as some of its most punishing. In particular, cooking, land ownership, survivalism, progression and creature balance are getting tweaked. "We like it a little rough, but we understand when things go too far, sometimes it just takes the fun out and that's when we need to consider -- is this piece of the puzzle really worth it?" developers wrote.
The Atlas Steam page has been updated with a lengthy post from the development team that provides players with the latest update notes alongside news about how technical and gameplay issues are being handled. "We're going to continue to iterate at a very rapid rate, you can generally expect daily deployments and updates to both servers and clients, and sometimes even multiple if we feel like a change is significant enough to warrant it," the letter reads.
If you were looking forward to setting sail in Atlas's Early Access today, think again. For the second time this week, the game is delaying the start of EA. Streamers who have been given keys will be able to play starting at 9:00 pm Pacific / 12:00 am Eastern tonight, but the rest of the great unwashed masses will have to wait until sometime around noon Pacific (3:00 pm Eastern) tomorrow.
The Atlas team is calling for all hands on deck as the game sets sail into Steam Early Access. To get everyone ready to raise sail, the team has pushed out a brief new trailer. So shiver your timbers through the jump to check it out and let us know if you'll be raising anchor for the high seas of Atlas, mateys!
The Atlas Twitter account has announced that the Early Access Steam launch of the game has been delayed by six days and will now arrive on December 19th. The delay is being provided to give the dev team "time to review every portion of it thoroughly".
Studio Wildcard, developers of ARK: Survival Evolved, announced its new game, a pirate-themed MMO called Atlas. The announcement was made by ARK's directors Jeremy Stieglitz and Jesse Rapczak who also revealed that Atlas is 1,200 times larger than ARK. Atlas will first be out for PC on December 13th and will set sail on XBox One as part of the game preview program in 2019. Check out the trailer!