Thursday, July 20, 2023

Space Engineers released on PlayStation!


  • All you need to know about 
    • Crossplay 
    • Dedicated servers
    • MOD support
    • PCU limits
  • Buy now

Greetings, Engineers! 

We are thrilled to welcome the PlayStation community to join us and feed the “Need to Create”. 

With 5 million copies sold worldwide and a dedicated following on PC and Xbox, we are thrilled to bring the Space Engineers experience to PlayStation players, allowing even more aspiring engineers to unleash their creativity and explore new worlds of possibility. With full crossplay support, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC players can seamlessly team up and embark on thrilling adventures together, regardless of their chosen platform.

After an incredible Beta journey, we are excited to announce that Space Engineers is ready for its official full release on PlayStation! 

Visit the PlayStation Store now and join the Space Engineers community!  We can't wait to see what incredible creations and stories you will bring to life!

We are incredibly grateful for the overwhelming support we have received from the community throughout the beta phase. Your feedback has played an important role in the continued development of Space Engineers. Your ingenuity, feedback, and dedication have always been the driving force behind our games, and we are excited to see how the PlayStation community helps shape the future of Space Engineers.

Thank you for your incredible support and for embracing the "Need to Create" that lies within all of us.


PlayStation & Space Engineers

Let's start by addressing some of the most common topics we see discussed in our community. While we cannot cover every topic or every possible inquiry, we wanted to cover the most common topics and feature requests first. Additionally, we address a myriad of different topics in the FAQ section of this blog post.

  • Crossplay: Our PlayStation release of Space Engineers launched with Crossplay enabled. PC, Xbox, and PlayStation players will be able to team up on a crossplay server from day one!
  • Dedicated Servers: Yes, released with Epic Online Services (EOS) servers. These servers are shared with Xbox and PC players. We are prepared to increase the pool of available official public servers as we adjust for increased traffic. Players can also launch private servers via Nitrado service.
  • In-game scripting (Programmable Block): The Programmable Block functionality is not available in single player or locally hosted multiplayer. This is simply a limitation of all console platforms. Programmable blocks can, however, be fully enabled on dedicated servers.
  • Mod support: Yes, mods are supported with some restrictions. Mods that rely on scripting will not be available in single player or locally hosted multiplayer. This is simply a limitation of all the console platforms. Scripting support is available on dedicated servers.
  • Mods, Worlds and Blueprints: Yes, of course, available through You can browse and subscribe to mods and blueprints in game. It is possible to share non-experimental mode creations between Xbox, PC, and PlayStation.
  • Third party scenarios are not supported.
  • PCU limits: PCU limits and restrictions will be identical to those seen on other platforms. These parameters will be consistent in single player as well as multiplayer, and in normal play as well as experimental play mode.
    • PlayStation 4 - 100k, 200k (Experimental)
    • PlayStation 4 Pro - 100k, 200k (Experimental)
    • PlayStation 5 - 100k, 500k (Experimental)

What’s inside the PlayStation version?

We have stayed true to the vision of Space Engineers and delivered all of the key features from the PC version to the PlayStation. 

These are the main differences:
  • Multi-player
    • PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro will support 4 player multiplayer (lobby)
    • PlayStation 5 will support 8 player multiplayer (lobby)
    • Dedicated servers are available through Nitrado.
  • Graphics
    • PlayStation 5 has a higher graphic setting (higher textures, better models, improved post processing) than PlayStation 4 Pro, which has higher settings than PlayStation 4.
    • The settings are similar to the Xbox counterparts.
  • Features
    • Some large asteroids are not available
    • Unknown signals are not supported
    • No community translations
    • All Armors cost 2 PCUs (instead of 1 PCU on PC)
  • Scenarios 
    • Third party scenarios are not supported
    • All the first party scenarios are supported (First Jump, Learning to Survive, Never Surrender etc.), except for Lost Colony.
We are committed to bring all future updates and DLCs to PlayStation simultaneously with all other platforms. 

Performance Notes
Performance depends on the complexity of your world and which type of PlayStation you are playing on. Simple worlds run smoothly on PlayStation and PlayStation Pro while even better performance and a higher level of complexity (on worlds) is possible on the PlayStation 5. 

How To Play
Choose your pathway to Space Engineers success and learn how to get the most exciting game experience using our Game Guides.

Finding Space Engineers on PS4 &PS5

Finding the correct version of Space Engineers for your purchase is fairly straightforward.

If you head to the store via browser you will be able to get the PlayStation version of Space Engineers by either following our provided link, or by simply heading to the store and searching “Space Engineers”.

Thanks to PlayStation Cross-buy, this purchase works on both PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®5 - you can play Space Engineers on both platforms!

Alternatively, you can find Space Engineers by searching PlayStation™Store while on your PlayStation console.
  1. Open the PlayStation™Store on your PlayStation®4 or PlayStation®5.
  2. Head to the Search feature and enter “Space Engineers”.
  3. The correct version will be available for purchase and install.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I report an issue? 
A: Please contact us with your bugs, and feedback here:

Q: Looking for your fellow Space Engineers? 
A: Join our official Discord community here:

Q: Will the PlayStation version be different from the PC version? 
A: No, this release stays true to our vision of Space Engineers and includes all of the core features we see on PC. Nevertheless, we have reduced some complexity settings to deliver smooth performance on the PlayStation®4 hardware. 

Q: Will the PlayStation version be different from the Xbox version? 
A: No. Console ports are identical and perform very similarly to their generation counterparts (Xbox One = PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X = PlayStation®5). However, PS4 consoles have a maximum FPS of 30, while PS5 has a maximum FPS of 60. 

Q: Will you release an Ultimate edition? 

Q: Will I be able to play with my friends that have the PC/XBOX version? 
A: Our PlayStation release of Space Engineers will launch with Crossplay enabled. PC, Xbox, and PlayStation players will be able to team up on day one! 

Q: Will there be dedicated servers?
A: Yes, use Epic Online Services (EOS) servers. These servers are shared with Xbox and PC players. We are prepared to increase the pool of available public servers as we adjust for increased traffic.

Q: Will there be mod support?
A: Yes, mods are supported with some restrictions. No client side scripting will be available. For Mods and Blueprints we use

Q: Will there be scripting available?
A: You can execute your script when connected to a Dedicated Server with enabled support for in-game scripting.

Q: On official servers, can other players join the server, find and raid my built base? Does everything stay when I log out?
A: Yes, you can create offline protection in the form of “Safe Zones” and ensure your base is safe while you are away.

Q: Will there be options for automated tasks like grinding/welding? 
A: Yes, automation is a big focus of our game - especially with our latest update Automatons.


If you’re interested in working on awesome games like Space Engineers or our in-house game engine VRAGE3, and love solving unique challenges, we’d love to hear from you! Check out the open positions at Keen Software House and don’t forget to send us your English CV/resume and cover letter. 

Remote collaboration is possible!

Our team is global.

Finding the best candidates to join Keen Software House means exploring every possible solution, including remote work. While we strive to provide team members with the best possible work-life balance here in Prague at our incredible Oranzerie offices, we understand that it is not always possible to transition, therefore we are very remote-friendly. Here’s a map of where our teammates live.

Follow our social media to get the latest news!

If you want to let me know your feedback, please get in touch via my personal email address, or use our Keen Software House support site. I welcome all of the feedback we receive and we will use it to learn and provide better services to our players.

Thank you for reading this blog!


Marek Rosa
CEO, Creative Director, Founder at Keen Software House
CEO, CTO, Founder at GoodAI


For more news:
Space Engineers:
Keen Software House:
VRAGE Engine:


Personal bio:

Marek Rosa is the founder and CEO of GoodAI, a general artificial intelligence R&D company, and Keen Software House, an independent game development studio, started in 2010, and best known for its best-seller Space Engineers (5 million copies sold). Space Engineers has the 4th largest Workshop on Steam with over 500K mods, ships, stations, worlds, and more!

Marek has been interested in game development and artificial intelligence since childhood. He started his career as a programmer and later transitioned to a leadership role. After the success of Keen Software House titles, Marek was able to fund GoodAI in 2014 with a $10 Million personal investment.

Both companies now have over 100 engineers, researchers, artists, and game developers.

Marek's primary focus is the development of Space Engineers, VRAGE3 engine, AI Game, and Memetic Badger.

GoodAI's mission is to develop AGI - as fast as possible - to help humanity and understand the universe. One of the commercial stepping stones is the "AI game," which features LLM-driven NPCs grounded in the game world with developing personalities and long-term memory. GoodAI also works on autonomous agents that can self-improve and solve any task that a human can.

No comments:

Post a Comment