Typically talking, while you’re speaking about “mechs,” you are speaking about huge machines of struggle in video games like Battletech or Iron Harvest. Lightyear Frontier is an uncommon however fun-looking twist on that formulation: It is a farming sim, and your mechs are farm machines—the fusion-powered, bipedal tractors of the longer term. Autocannons are out, irrigation hoses are in.

The gameplay reveal on the 2022 Future Video games Show seemed promising, however at the moment developer Body Break introduced that it has determined to delay the early entry launch that was deliberate for this spring. A brand new launch goal has not been set.

“With Lightyear Frontier, we need to just be sure you really feel highly effective and engaged within the mech whereas beginning your personal homestead, setting up a wide range of constructions, farming unique alien crops, and exploring on a vibrant and unfamiliar world,” the studio mentioned. 

“Not solely will we need to design the game to be enjoyable, but in addition well-balanced with every side of the game intertwining with each other, and we stay dedicated to constructing a thoughtfully-designed expertise and persevering with the dialog along with your group within the course of.”

The Lightyear Frontier Steam web page had beforehand indicated that an early entry launch was deliberate for 2023, however it now states merely “coming quickly.” Developer Body Break mentioned that it “cannot decide to a launch window without delay,” however will announce one as quickly as attainable. 

Regardless of that open-ended delay, the response to the delay announcement was extensively upbeat: Steam consumer Manji might have captured the temper most aptly, writing, “Higher a late begin than a foul begin.”