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Any updates on when/if there will be an expansion?

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Just wondering if anybody has heard if there are still plans for an expansion for Factorio. It's been a very long time since a Blog post form the DEVs.

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Yes, we are actively working on the expansion. I can't tell you more right now.

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glad to hear it...

after all these years of full transparency and dedication to your community... now u leave us in dark for more than 1 year... dont be mad at your last interested players for just asking a hint u know... :|

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That's one way to see. I'd rather be kept in the dark for another year or two building up my expectations for good quality than getting constantly spammed with meaningless updates pushed every week in the sole purpoose of maintaining a certain level of noise around the game in social media !

Another thing i have in mind is that the expansion/update/sequel this thing, it may be bringing some new mechanics. When exploring new things you go to directions that seem promising, but end up not being choosen in the end. One must be careful that it doesn't look like a broken promise. Maybe it's more prudent to keep things relatively hidden until you are ready to deliver what people expect. ( or even better ! remember spidertron ?! )

The quality of the game has improved a lot over the many years of development. Getting the same level of quality at release date for an expansion is a very difficult challenge, hopefully the team has expanded so they can get more work done but it's also required since every single piece you want to add to the game now needs to be on par with a very high standard. It could be "dangerous" to show pictures of "what's to come" before you are 100% sure you can provide quality.

Genhis said he couldn't tell more at the moment, that sound pretty mysterious, maybe it's a signal, does it mean factorio 2 ? ah my curiosity is waking up, why are they hiding things like that ? it's been a year already !? how come we didn't get a blog post from the DEVs ? ... oh wait, i see your point too now :)

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mmmPI wrote:
Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:53 pm
Genhis said he couldn't tell more at the moment, that sound pretty mysterious, maybe it's a signal, does it mean factorio 2 ? ah my curiosity is waking up, why are they hiding things like that ? it's been a year already !? how come we didn't get a blog post from the DEVs ? ... oh wait, i see your point too now :)
The secret to this is that is has only been 4 months since the latest blog post :)
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Oh you mean this one : https://factorio.com/blog/post/fff-366, the one titled "The only way to go fast is to go well" from June this year.

shame on me for not checking before writing, 1 year ! I was lied to ! Or maybe it feel like it's been a year. Yeah it feel like it's been a year already ! that's what i meant, obviously :evil:

otherwise i would need to recognize i said something wrong because i wasn't careful and then my e-reputation will suffer and people will start calling me names

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Bilka wrote:
Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:03 pm
The secret to this is that is has only been 4 months since the latest blog post :)
The last post I saw on this topic was the one from last June as well:
"Friday Facts #366 - The only way to go fast, is to go well!" 06/18/2021

I did look for newer posts and couldn't find any. But its good you are working on one still.

Thanks.

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Genhis wrote:
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:56 pm
Yes, we are actively working on the expansion. I can't tell you more right now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0gGWRnoFDI

This is how this post feels
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I apologise if you got this feeling from my post. I just wanted to assure you that we are working hard on the expansion and can't wait to share our progress when it reaches the same level of quality you expect from us. :)

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Genhis wrote:
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:02 am
I apologise if you got this feeling from my post. I just wanted to assure you that we are working hard on the expansion and can't wait to share our progress when it reaches the same level of quality you expect from us. :)
This is a positive, great feeling! Thank you very much for lifting our hopes up :D
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I have no doubt that Wube will surprise us.

let me analize a bit , 3D factorio will be a fail... satisfactory..., space factorio will be a fail... dyson sphere already did a shallow sparkly one...

so i know Wube wont go there :))

but being transparent is not like someone else will steal your ideas... they already did that ...

posts like the one from june isnt even related to expac :P

im not a hype person, i don't like to see my favorite devs suddenly becoming blizzard style which failed everytime to met ppl expectations... and i think if we had an idea on what the general thoughts are we could feedback it...

anyhow, just a fear that i have .... :D DONT go multiplayer route too much for this expansion :))

Hope to hear from devs soon.

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Eternal wrote:
Thu Nov 11, 2021 11:25 am
3D factorio will be a fail... satisfactory...
TBH, I feel like if Factorio was taken exactly as is but made 3D (assuming computers could handle it), it would not be a fail. Satisfactory is not the same.
Eternal wrote:
Thu Nov 11, 2021 11:25 am
but being transparent is not like someone else will steal your ideas... they already did that ...

posts like the one from june isnt even related to expac :P

im not a hype person, i don't like to see my favorite devs suddenly becoming blizzard style which failed everytime to met ppl expectations... and i think if we had an idea on what the general thoughts are we could feedback it...

anyhow, just a fear that i have .... :D DONT go multiplayer route too much for this expansion :))

Hope to hear from devs soon.
I can't find it right now, but I seem to recall seeing them post somewhere that they didn't want to do weekly (or even monthly) blogs about the new project as they didn't want to get into a situation where they were mentioning wanting/working on certain features, getting people hyped about it, then having to turn around and go "oops, we can't do that, sorry".

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As for the whole topic of the thread, from FFF-365, they explicitly state that they are going to do the expansion pack route, and that they don't think it's going to take less than a year (in other words, it'll most likely take longer than a year). It's been 8 months.

These are some of the best devs I've seen in communicating. I'm like 99.99% certain that if plans changed and they weren't going to do the expansion, or there were significant delays to orders of magnitude, they'd tell us.



TBH, too, I don't blame them for not wanting to do periodic blog posts about it. I've seen other devs who did for their own projects and as time goes, they started having more and more people posting sounding frustrated with being "teased" with all of these features and starting to demand knowing a release date. And then when they would give a release date, but inevitably miss it, the posts would start getting ruder, making claims about how they're being like xyz devs where they talk something up to get sales and then don't deliver, etc.

I've actually recently seen one dev studio close down/disband because they had enough of the rudeness from people.

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Genhis wrote:
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:02 am
I apologise if you got this feeling from my post. I just wanted to assure you that we are working hard on the expansion and can't wait to share our progress when it reaches the same level of quality you expect from us. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2ClUHQf5kc&t=70s

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Genhis wrote:
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:02 am
I apologise if you got this feeling from my post. I just wanted to assure you that we are working hard on the expansion and can't wait to share our progress when it reaches the same level of quality you expect from us. :)
SO CANT WAIT!

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