A physical copy of the Early Access game Planetary Annihilation is now being sold in stores, as spotted by Redditor Kamauaf.
The retail version of the game is functionally the same as buying access on Steam, although this marks the first time an Early Access game has been sold this way,
Speaking to Game Informer, director Jon Mavor said that the physical copy was an experiment, something tying into the innovation that his studio is driving for.
“The real question is, why not? After all, they are getting the same game, just earlier. It’s a changing world and we hope to continue trying out new and innovative ways to make games”
“We had planned to do a retail release all along and the early access box came about as part of our experimental attitude. Since early access works so well, our partners at Nordic thought that it would be worth trying an early access retail edition and we agreed it was a cool idea”