Is Astroneer Cross Platform? Explore The Answer Now!

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Do you also love exploring new planets in Astroneer but wish you could do it together with friends? I can understand it – space is a lonely place, so it’s much more fun to terraform and craft new cool stuff in multiplayer.

But is Astroneer cross-platform? Well, that depends on which platform you’re on and which servers you want to connect to.

Let’s break it down into more detail below.

Astroneer supports cross-platform play with up to 8 players between Xbox, PC (Microsoft Windows), and PS4 – but only on dedicated servers. It doesn’t matter if you’ve purchased the game through Windows Store or Steam. If you own a Nintendo Switch, you can only play together with other Nintendo Switch owners online. Or you can play with up to 4 friends over a local wireless network.

Table 1: Astroneer cross-play support for easy comparison

Astroneer
cross-platform?
PCXboxPlayStationNintendo Switch
PCN/RYes*Yes*No
XboxYes*N/RYes*No
PlayStationYes*Yes*N/RNo
Nintendo SwitchNo No No N/R
Table 1: Astroneer easy comparison table of cross-play support. * Cross-play is only supported between PC/Xbox/PS on dedicated servers. N/R = Not Relevant.

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FAQ

How many can play together in Astroneer at the same time?

Astroneer supports up to 8 players on dedicated servers.

Dedicated servers support cross-play between Xbox, Windows, and Steam.

You can purchase dedicated servers through Nitrado or host your own.

What is Astroneer? – A brief introduction.

  • Game Developer: System Era Works
  • Game Publisher: System Era Works
  • Genre: Sandbox Adventure

Astroneer was developed by System Era Softworks. It’s a sandbox adventure game where players are tasked with colonizing various planets.

It was initially released as an early access game in December 2016, but it was finished and received a full release in 2019.

This is an interesting title that appeals to those who love discovering things and going on adventures.

Story

Astroneer doesn’t have a story in a traditional sense. You’re simply an astronaut character who is going around collecting resources in an attempt to colonize planets. During the game, you’ll explore various areas, and it could be said that you create your own stories.

If you’re looking for a narrative-driven adventure, you should know that you won’t get that at all by playing Astroneer.

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Gameplay

The gameplay in Astroneer involves many familiar elements from other sandbox games. It’s played from a third-person perspective, and the planets are open for exploring.

The planets you explore are mostly procedural-generated, but some resources will be located at fixed points.

The astronaut you control will explore these planets on foot, but you can also teleport, use your spacecraft, and drive around in a rover. 

Two of the biggest things you’ll do involve reshaping the planet with your terrain tool and crafting things.

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You collect resources so that you can craft things that you need to complete the game. The terrain tool allows you to reshape the landscape, making it easier to mine certain resources.

What platforms are Astroneer available for?

Astroneer is available for the following:

  • PC (Microsoft Windows)
  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation 4
  • Nintendo Switch

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