Early Access FAQEarly Access FAQ
This is Jaws of Extinction Early Access FAQ. Here you will find the answers to lingering Early Access questions.
Why Early Access?
The game has developed massively during its time in Alpha, and we are now confident in sharing our progress with everybody. There is still much to do during Early Access, but the game is at a stage where we feel that the majority of people playing will have a fun and memorable experience.
Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
We approximate that Early Access will be around 2 - 3 years from the launch of Multiplayer, as we are aware that JoE is a very ambitious game for such a very small team.
How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
Early Access is about implementing the fundamental game mechanics and making the game stable and enjoyable to play. Once the game is ready to leave Early Access, we expect the gameplay mechanics to be well refined and the world to be complete.
Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
Yes, we are selling JoE at a reduced price during Early Access because we don’t consider it fair to charge people the full price when they don’t get the full game yet. When the game is finished we will charge full price.
How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
We already have a flourishing community on Discord (https://discord.gg/playjoegame), Steam and our social media pages. We encourage our players to share and discuss their thoughts with us and a lot of the feedback we have received has been taken on board; some of it even shaping the game. We love hearing what everyone has to say and if it is constructive we will find a way to use it.
What is included in Early Access and what to expect?
Early Access includes the basic version of the game. Almost all of the core mechanics are available with some systems still being developed.
How much of the world is available in Early Access?
The playable area currently consists of approximately a fifth of the map. Since Eden-Nadir is so large, this is actually a massive area already. The world will continue to grow over time as gameplay mechanics become more complete, meaning we can concentrate on filling out the remainder of the map.
Will Downloadable Content be available, and what is to be expected?
DLC will be available at multiple points during development to help support the game and to give a little something back to the community helping us to grow the game. We only plan on aesthetic content and character outfits of which will NOT include any kind of pay-to-win aspects. DLC content such as world expansions will be considered after full release.
Will my game saves work across updates?
Your game saves will typically work following an update, although as gameplay features are updated, loaded games may cause those features to not work as expected in some cases.