Besiege screenshot of a catapult firing

[Update]: Besiege has now been released in full, and you'll be happy to hear that the developers are already looking towards adding some nifty post-launch content.

Besiege has spent around five years in Steam Early Access, during which it has received an absolute ton of content updates and improvements. Things will soon be getting even more interesting, however, as the developers have now announced that Besiege will finally be getting released on February 18th alongside yet another major new update.

The aptly named Patch 1.0 will add the final island for Besiege's singleplayer campaign, bringing with it a variety of lovely environments and highly challenging levels. There will be new enemies to slaughter, fortresses to endlessly smash your patchwork devices against, as well as "secret magics to unravel" as you slowly work your way across the island.

In order to help you with the significantly more difficult levels, Patch 1.0 will also bring with it logic and automation blocks. As the name itself would suggest, these blocks will allow you to create automated mechanics, perform several actions in a sequence, as well as use sensors to ensure your warmachines cause the maximum amount of carnage. Naturally, trying to get all of this to work exactly as you want will be a bit tricky, but I suppose that's pretty much par for the course given how wild some of the creations in Besiege can be.

The final thing worth mentioning is that Besiege's full release will also come with an increased price tag. The exact number hasn't been given just yet, so if you're eager to give Besiege a try, your might want to grab it while it's still $8.

Whatever your choice may be, you can learn more about Besiege and the upcoming launch over at Steam.