Don’t Starve’s multiplayer expansion will initially launch through Steam Early Access on December 15, Klei has announced.
“For people who do NOT own Don’t Starve on Steam, the Frontier Pack is $19.99. For existing owners of Don’t Starve on Steam, the Frontier Pack is only $4.99.”
The Frontier Pack Includes:
- A copy of Don’t Starve on Steam
- Two copies of Don’t Starve Together (with Beta Steam Early-Access)
As for why Klei has decided to put the expansion on sale before it’s finished: it turns out it has not been able to meet demand during beta testing.
“As part of the Beta signup process, we’ve found that there are a lot of people who really want into the Beta, and even while giving out a hundreds of keys every day, it became clear to us that we needed a release valve for the demand. Specifically, people were starting to buy keys in back channels, with varying success. That’s why we’re now providing the Frontier Pack: a clear, official channel for access,” the developer wrote.
Linux Game News reached out to Klei regarding platform support, “Only Windows for now, but we’re working on the other platforms. No ETA yet but we know that people want it.”
This is no surprise, most Early Access releases typically hit Windows PC first. And in Klei’s defense, they take their time to release solid builds with stable gameplay.