Patch 1.0 that will mark the official release of Starbound and exit of the Early Access.
Patch 1.0 will bring eight instanced missions ending in unique boss fights. Unlocking them requires some questing on your part, hunting for clues across the stars by exploring, talking to the natives and building your own colonies. Together it forms a “cohesive narrative”.
Planets are set to become more diverse with the addition of multiple major biomes: expect to find the likes of volcanoes in jungles, alongside new dungeons, microdungeons and villages. Planets are also getting busier with the addition of new side quests and procedurally generated quests dispensed by NPCs with knowledge of their planet and its major landmarks.
Multiplayer is being greatly improved, utilising Steam invites instead of faffing around with server details to drop into friends’ singleplayer games. If you prefer complete control, however, private servers are still an option.