Factorio expansion release date, features, and everything we know

Factorio expansion release date, features, and everything we know

Factorio seems to be the perfect example of a slow burner, a game that took a while to find its audience but when it did, it seemed to slowly take off and it has now got a fair share of hardcore fans. It has been a year since the announcement of an expansion, so now we have come to answer your questions about the Factorio expansion release date, like when is it and what will it bring?

With the full game by Wube Software coming out in August 2020 and selling a million copies, an expansion definitely seemed a natural step. The studio has since revealed that they are working on something that will be “as big as the vanilla game”, which comes in the form of the Factorio expansion release date.

So, with all of the details out in the open, let us see if we can explore all the latest information about the new update to the factory building simulator, including when it comes out and its new features.

Factorio expansion release date

While originally planned for 2022, the Factorio expansion will release sometime in late 2023, as the developers have confirmed in their latest update on the blog. The developers announced a 7-step plan for the release, with step 4 being completed February 2022, so, while still being late, they seem to be aiming for, perhaps, an autumn release.

Factorio expansion new features

The expansion’s release will also coincide with a complete overhaul of the graphical engine, which means there will be no early access release of the expansion.

The expansion is said to ship alongside a big 1.2 update, which follows the quite important 1.1 update a few months ago, and will clearly contain all the quality of life improvements we can expect, along with the engine updates. It will still be possible to access the vanilla version of Factorio though, should one wish to go back to the original.

Are you excited about the upcoming expansion to the game? We sure are, but in the meantime, we’ll have to sit back and await more interesting news. To pass the time, you can also check out our tips for a more smooth experience in Factorio.