Massive Chalice is leaving Steam's Early Access program, preparing a full v1.0 release on the first of June.
Massive Chalice is a turned-based strategy game developed by Double Fine, first announced in 2013 via a Kickstarter campaign. After nearly two years, Massive Chalice is ready to leave Early Access with version 1.0 for Xbox One and PC.
"We're super happy to announce that Massive Chalice will be officially leaving early access and launching on June 1st, with the Xbox One version appearing around then too!" said Double Fine's 'Spaff' in an official forum post.
"After many months of designing, building, reading through our early access feedback, and playing the game for hours on end, we're finally in lockdown. That means the team is in the final stages now; working purely on bug fixing, performance, and polishing things up, in between sending builds off to Microsoft for certification."
The game will obviously feature the bug-fixes and polish expected for a v1.0, but will also include balance changes, controller support (with specific UI), and backer-only Relics.
"The team has spent a considerable amount of time rebalancing the game to be more fun, fair, challenging, or punishing, depending on how you look at it. Thanks to everyone who helped us with this fine tuning, we got some invaluable feedback from you guys." 'Spaff' concluded.
Double Fine's second Kickstarter project seems to have paid off, and Massive Chalice is slated to be the second title the developer will deliver upon via crowd-funding.