To the Moon!
Astroneer Apollo 11

An update is out now for Astroneer that honors the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. This Lunar Update is available as a free update to everyone that owns Astroneer on the Xbox One and PC. However, this seems as though this will be a limited-time event, so you may want to take off as soon as possible.

From now until August 31, hopeful astronauts will be able to encounter the Apollo Lunar Module lander spacecraft on Desolo, one of the heavenly bodies in Astroneer. In doing so, you will also unlock a vintage-themed spacesuit palette and visor.

In addition, the Apollo Lunar Module will take photos of the players in the vintage style of the Apollo TV camera. The camera was mounted on the Eagle spacecraft and was used to capture man's first steps on the Moon on July 20, 1969. The celebration of the landing's 50th anniversary doesn't end there. Players will also hear over an hour of audio from when man first walked on the Moon. There will be two different radio transmissions to listen to, one from Mission Control, and one from the Lunar Module where Mike Collins was talking to Mission Control.

Astroneer is available for $29.99 (USD) for the Xbox and PC. The PC version on Steam will be on sale starting Friday, July 19 through Monday, July 22 for 25% off.

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Astroneer celebrates the pioneering spirit of space travel by giving enterprising explorers a galaxy of diverse planets to discover and tools to chart, colonize, and traverse the final frontier. The Lunar Update brings the addition of new platforms and storage, equipping hopeful Astroneers for the next era of humanity.

"The wonder and optimism of space travel fuels the adventures of Astroneer, which our intrepid community has come to adore,” said Joe Tirado, Communications Director for System Era Softworks. “No event in history better captures this spirit than the Apollo 11 mission, the heroism and dedication of which inspire our development. We’re tremendously humbled by the mission’s legacy and excited to pay respect to them in our own way."