7 Days to Die Finally Exits Early Access

Never thought I’d see the day. I’m used to games that spend over a decade in Early Access staying there forever. Because, at that point, you might as well consider the latest version the “full launch,” because that’s usually the best it gets. Not the case with 7 Days to Die, though. The game has spent twelve years cooking in Early Access, it’s apparently finally ready to see the light of day as a full release. I know, I’m just as surprised as you.

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7 days to die finally exits early access
7 Days to Die Finally Exits Early Access

After 12 Years, 7 Days to Die Leaves Early Access

Once called Alpha 22, the next update for 7 Days to Die will actually be Update 1.0. And no, it won’t be called Apocalypse Edition as initially planned, because that would cause confusion. There are still some Kickstarter stretch goals to fulfill, and the developers are still working on those. On the subject of Alphas, they will still support those “on Steam as the Steam policies permit. This will not be a feature in other platforms.”

Of course, this is also going to affect the price. According to the official announcement, it will increase to $45 on all platforms. If you have a copy of the game on PC already, you have nothing to worry about. And if you want to be a new adopter, you have until April 29th to purchase the game before the Last Chance weeklong deal sale ends. Beyond that, nothing will change for you whatsoever.

On console, though, things are way more annoying. You will have to purchase the game once more, “due to the significant technical differences between old and current console hardware.” In other words, the legacy version will no longer exist pretty soon. You will hopefully get some kind of discount, for all that helps. Anyways, if you want more details, check out the post we’ve linked above or the video below.

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A language teacher and video game enthusiast turned rogue, Joe is on a quest to become the ultimate gaming journalist. This is somewhat hampered by his belief that the golden age of gaming ended with the PlayStation One, but he doesn't let that stop him. His favorite games include Soul Reaver and Undertale. Other interests are D'n'D, dad rock, complaining about movies, and being the self-appointed office funny man, which nobody else agrees with.