Co-op multiplayer is announced for Volcanoids game on both Linux and Windows PC. Thanks to recent details from developer Volcanoid. Currently available on Steam.
Co-op multiplayer is coming to the first-person, base building survival game Volcanoids. So that players will be able to work together. Explore a volcanic island and operating giant drills. While working through enduring eruptions triggered by mechanical beings.
This news comes alongside plans for additional in-game features. There are also enhancements in the Volanoid team’s latest community update.
What’s Coming for Volcanoids
Many new features and devices are being added. While adding support for the drillship “crew life”. Co-op in Volcanoids will be about operating the drillship. And also managing tasks together as a team. One player will be able to drive the ship. While the others set up production stations and spy through the periscope. Creating new items before the ship hits the surface.
Friends caught off guard by the eruption or a group of COGs will lose their loot. But can quickly re-join the crew by respawning directly in the drillship.
To support the idea of group progress in Volcanoids. Players in co-op multiplayer can log off in new bunk beds. Since these work as a safe point. Now, even though you’re offline and all your friends are still playing. You can still travel with them since the bed is placed in a mobile base. Once you log in again, you will be back with your crew right away. Even if they progressed to a completely different part of the map.
Volcanoids Blast Shelter Update Trailer (Linux, Windows PC)
Simplified start of the game
Based on feedback from the community and content creators. The crafting system has also been reworked. The start of the game now focuses on being more gradual. At least in terms of introducing new devices and systems. Previously, all the different modules, levers and buttons available right from the start. So this can often be overwhelming for many Volcanoids players.
From now on, players will start with basic crafting stations. Making Volcanoids similar to other survival games. So you can gradually be introduced to more advanced modules and progress. Especially for the coming co-op multiplayer. While making the first experience for new players way more enjoyable. And as a result, it removes the frustration of having no idea what all the different buttons do. While also stressing out by the upcoming eruption.
Some of the new content for Volcanoids is still “work in progress”. Atleast when it comes to visuals, and will be until we finish all the technical parts. For now, we are going with the sailor character, which will get improved in upcoming updates.
Content for future updates with Co-op
Co-op is now at a stage where the developer just keeps polishing and bug fixing. The Volcanoid artists have started work on assets that will be added in future updates after the Co-op is released.
Improved COG unit models
Volcanoids veterans will remember the raw models of new COG units teased on the roadmap some time ago. These models are getting a complete rework.
New front drills
Extra work is going into designing new front drills to better reflect installed upgrades. There are more models to come, each representing a specific front drill upgrade.
Lastly, more locations to explore in Volcanoids. They are also in the pipeline such as these (drill)shipwrecks.
The biggest incoming change for Volcanoids is that co-op multiplayer. Due to arrive soon on both Linux and Windows PC. But if you haven’t played yet, check it out on Steam.