Coral Island 1.0 update is upon us. However, there’s a significant chunk of content that is yet to be added to the farming sim. The game’s publisher Humble Games shared the updated Coral Island roadmap for 2024—content that is promised to drop next year after the 1.0 release.
According to the latest 2024 Coral Island roadmap, here’s everything coming to the game:
- Town Rank S
- Tourist system
- Backer NPC
- Hangout/Dating mechanic
- Slice of life scenes batch 2
- Rebuild Merfolk Kingdom storyline
- Merfolk storyline
- Merfolk relationships
- Merfolk romance
- Merfolk festival
- Ocean farming & ranching
- More story content
- Spooky day NPC outfits
- Children portrait
- Children dialogue
- Children grow up
- Savannah access
- Savannah ranch animals
- Island visit
- Full featured multiplayer
Coral Island 1.0 Release: State Of The Game
If you are wondering whether this is the right time to jump into Coral Island after its 1.0 release, here are some things to keep in mind.
One of the major storylines in the game involves finding the last giant as you progress through the mines. This part of the questline shows up as ‘WIP’ (work in progress) in the in-game quest log. This might be a dealbreaker for those of you who would want to fully finish the Coral Island main quests now.
Offerings, which work similarly to community center bundles in Stardew Valley, are a major part of the game. This area, too, is awaiting the Savannah region to be added to be fully feature-complete, as the reward for one of the offerings is supposed to give you access to the region.
If you are someone who enjoys the romance aspect of farm sims, we recommend waiting for the dating mechanics to be added to the game before you invest your time romancing one of the many bachelors and bachelorettes.
The Merfolks also have a plethora of content planned as part of the Coral Island roadmap. Right now, on the 1.0 version, you can visit their kingdom after you have progressed enough. However, with so much on that front yet to be added, you might feel the area to be rather lacking in terms of quests and features.
All things considered, Coral Island shows a lot of promise as a new addition to the farm sim genre. But its 1.0 release leaves many things to be desired. Many fans have already expressed discontent about the work-in-progress main quests still in the game, especially considering the 1.0 update was marketed as a full release. However, we hope Stairway Games sticks to the 2024 roadmap for Coral Island and recovers the lost goodwill.
Coral Island is out on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5.