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Planetbase – Colonial-Building Sim Now Available for Consoles

There is a very high chance that you will see the first manned mission to Mars within your lifetime. As we speak, NASA is working on an entirely new space exploration system designed for deep-space travel.

The Space Launch System will be the most powerful rocket ever launched, and it will carry the Orion Space Capsule, which will allow for the first manned flights to take place beyond Earth’s orbit.

However, colonizing a planet is a lot more difficult than it may appear to be. For those that wish to have a glimpse of such a mission, Planet Base by Madruga Works is now available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


Planetbase tasks players with being the mission commander on a new expedition to colonizing worlds. As the commander, you will take your small group of pioneers and help construct sufficient planet bases for colonization across a variety of worlds. Each world you visit is suitable for sustaining human life. However, there will be a variety of threats and risks to contend with, including natural disasters and obtaining resources.

As the Mission Commander, players will instruct their pioneers where and what to build. However, it is also up to the Commander to ensure that there is a constant flow of food, water, and minerals to mine. Eventually, the arrival of more colonists may lead to more problems, including saboteurs that will need to neutralize with lethal force.

While the game isn’t necessarily a simulator, it has the attributes to become one.  Accompanying the release of Planetbase on consoles is the complete reworking of the User Interface. The game was originally released for Steam, and designed for PC’s in mind. With the critical and commercial success, the team has optimized the game for consoles, as well as reworked the UI, to allow for console players to play the game.

Planetbase is now available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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