SteamWorld Build release time, platforms, price, and everything we know about this sim-builder

SteamWorld Build release time, platforms, price, and everything we know about this sim-builder
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When is the SteamWorld Build Release time? When can you expect to break ground and dig up some ancient tech? Many hidden secrets await you in this strategic city builder as you try to escape to a distant planet.

If you plan on exploring the new frontier, you might also be interested in the release date for Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin. You might also be interested in past games such as SteamWorld Dig 2.

What will you do to keep your steambot citizens safe and help them escape their supposed impending doom? Explore the world of the old west and build a bustling SteamWorld town. Here is the SteamWorld Build release date, platforms, and everything you need to know.

When does SteamWorld Build come out?

SteamWorld Build is set to release on December 1, 2023, at 9am EST / 2pm GMT / 3pm CET. That’s right, the game will be released at the start of December by The Station and Thunderful Publishing.

This city-builder will soon have you leaving the final frontier behind as you race to build a city, defend yourself from creepy creatures, collect all your creature comforts and vital needs, and escape the planet.

SteamWorld Build – Countdown Clock

Here is a countdown clock so you can tell exactly when the update will be released.

All SteamWorld Build Platforms

An image of pink balloons in a dark room, creating a dreamy and mysterious ambiance.
Image via The Station

SteamWorld Build is being released on the following platforms:

  • PC
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X/S
  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation 5
  • Nintendo Switch

As you can tell, any platform you have outside of Mac can play the game. No matter what platform you are on, you can uncover ancient technologies on a quest to leave the planet behind.

The game was developed from the ground up for both the Mouse and Keyboard and controller. Because of this, you should have no trouble building your city and tending to all your steambots’ needs.

How much is SteamWorld Build?

SteamWorld Build seems to have the same price no matter what system you are on. The price for SteamWorld Build is $26.99 if purchased before the release date. If purchased after, the price is $29.99. There is a slight discount for those who purchase the game early.

The lower price appears on the Nintendo Store, the Xbox Marketplace, and the PlayStation Store if you have PlayStation Plus. The only console that the game is currently not available on is PC. On Steam, the game is only able to be added to your wishlist.

SteamWorld Build Gameplay

SteamWorld Build fits into the city-builder genre as well as part of the tower-defense genre. As the controller of the town, you must help build a city that connects to the local train stop. This helps with trade resources and building your economy

A breathtaking screenshot of a city nestled within the vast expanse of a desert.
Image via The Station

As you expand on your city, you must tend to the complex needs of the bots working within the community. This includes gathering more natural resources, crafting stores, welcoming newcomers, and expanding the city. You must also collect the vital water resources to power your residents.

As you expand, you will welcome special visitors across the various distinct maps. Each map has multiple difficulty levels for you to test your skills on that range from sandbox difficulty to hard.

After you have expanded outward, it is time to go deep into the mines where you must defend miners from creatures crawling up from the depths. Do things right and you will get untold riches.

SteamWorld Build Trailer

The official gameplay trailer for SteamWorld Build shown during the Future Games Show reveals what it is like to build a sprawling city out in the new frontier.

Now that you have seen everything you need to know about SteamWorld Build, you might be interested in checking out past games such as SteamWorld Heist.

SteamWorld Build – FAQ

What is the release date for SteamWorld Build?

SteamWorld Build will be released on December 1, 2023.

Will SteamWorld Build be available on Xbox Game Pass?

Yes. SteamWorld Build will be on Xbox Game Pass on day one.

Are there multiple editions of SteamWorld Build?

Yes. There is a standard edition of the game as well as the build and dig bundle. This bundle comes with both SteamWorld Build and SteamWorld Dig.