Early access is a way for developers to provide immediate access to their game during development so they can work with its community to help make the best version of the game possible.
Why Early Access?
PC Building Simulator is nearly feature complete however the process of creating accurate models of real hardware and implementing them into the game is a long one. We currently have a wide range of hardware we still need to integrate into the game so we plan to use Early Access to continue to expand the range of playable hardware while also incorporating any feedback from the community on existing features of the game.
Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
We are looking to have a short period in Early Access, around 2-3 months depending on feedback from the community.
How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
During Early Access we will be adding a few more features, but mostly it will be about adding more hardware to build with, our shortlist of things to add before we exit Early Access is:
- Water Cooling
- More licensed components
- Fully localised into select languages (exact list of languages tbc)
- More benchmarking options
- More job types in career mode
What is the current state of the Early Access version?
When PC Building Simulator launches into Early Access we aim for it to be mostly feature complete and as polished as possible. During Early Access players will have access to:
- A wide range of fully licensed PC hardware to build with, PC’s can be constructed and powered on to a (simulated) working operating system and include a range of simulated programs from benchmarking (including 3DMark) to control of any RGB lighting in the system.
- ‘Career Mode’ with multiple job types from a range of customer types.
- Free Build’ mode that allows players to experiment with any available parts currently in the game without any career mode restrictions.
- ‘How to Build a PC’ mode to teach players how a PC goes together.
- Game tutorial for new players.
Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
There are no plans to raise the price after we exit early access.
How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
Real-world PC building is a passion for so many people that we are keen to learn from our players what features we should be concentrating on to make sure PC Building Simulator is as accurate (and as fun) as possible.
Being a small team with a complex simulator it is important that we engage with our community so we can make the best decisions for the game going forward.