Chucklefish’s Starbound is a 2D space exploration game, similar to that of Terraria. At the time it was a hot game that gamers were so egar to get their hands on. Unfortunately for most, they likely will never get the chance to play the game. In 2013 at Gamescom, Chucklefish announced that the game would be coming to PS4 and PS Vita. We had a small update at E3 2014 with a new trailer but after that it was radio silence for the PlayStation community.
Out of nowhere the developers announced a Xbox One version in 2015 in the Xbox Preview Program and it was meant to release later that year and never did. Flash forward to 2019 and yet again we have radio silence for the Xbox community.
So why is this? Well, Chucklefish absolutely jumped the gun by announcing this game WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY too early, I mean, early 6 years later and not a single peep on the PlayStation versions is just saddening at that point as someone who loves Terraria so much. It could be that they just wanted to launch the game in 1.0 before releasing it on other platforms, but that was over 3 years ago that it went out of beta and still nothing on the matter at hand.
After all this time we can at least say the Xbox One port is confirmed to still be coming. In October 2018 during an announcement of the game coming to the Discord Store, Chucklefish finally, FINALLY gave us a small update on the game:
Lastly, we know it’s been some time since we published a Starbound PC version update – most of this year we’ve been focused on Xbox porting work. Our focus has shifted back to PC in the past few weeks and we’re planning to have an update ready very soon. We’ll share a post detailing more about that update shortly!
As for PlayStation, it seems those ports are ultimately canceled and don’t even hold out hope for a Nitnendo Switch version. Maybe some day we’ll see the game on console.