In a press release sent to Gaming Cypher, developer Klei Entertainment announced that the stand-alone multiplayer expansion to Don’t Starve, Don’t Starve Together, is coming to Steam Early-Access on Monday, December 15.
This weekend, the developer will have sent out the final emails to everyone who registered for Closed-Beta access with a valid email. On December 15th, they will officially launch the Don’t Starve Together “Frontier Pack.”
The Frontier Pack Includes:
- A copy of Don’t Starve on Steam
- Two copies of Don’t Starve Together (with Beta Steam Early-Access)
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.
New Don’t Starve Together Steam Early-Access Trailer
In preparation for Monday’s release, take a look at the new Don’t Starve Together Steam Early-Access Trailer.
What is Don’t Starve Together?
Don’t Starve Together is a standalone multiplayer expansion of the uncompromising wilderness survival game, Don’t Starve.
Cooperate with your friends in a private game, or take your chances with strangers online. Work with other players to survive the harsh environment, or strike out on your own.
Do whatever it takes, but most importantly, Don’t Starve.
Why the Frontier Pack?
When the developer opened up the initial Beta signups in September, they were overwhelmed with the demand, and in a few days they received over 80,000 registrations. Since then, they’ve steadily sent out keys to people who signed up.
As part of the Beta signup process, the developer 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 them that they needed a release valve for the demand. Specifically, people were starting to buy keys in back channels, with varying success. That’s why they’re now providing the Frontier Pack: a clear, official channel for access.
With it being 4.99 for two copies for current owners of Don’t Starve on steam, they hope that everyone feels this is a fair way to get into the Beta and introduce the game to their friends.
For more details on the Frontier Pack, and to get a taste of what’s to come in future content updates, head over to the most recent Development Roadmap post on the Klei Community forum.
For more info about Don’t Starve Together and to get a taste of what’s to come, check out our most recent roadmap post in our Community Forum.
Community Feedback During Development:
Similar to the original Don’t Starve, the developer is frequently talking to the community about their game process, and keep them informed of our progress and decisions with regular updates. Just join the discussion and check out the latest updates on our forums.
Source: Press Release