One of the big releases this week is RimWorld: Console Edition, which arrives this Friday, and follows on from the incredibly successful PC release of the same name, which first launched on Steam back in 2018.

We haven't been hands-on with the new version ourselves yet, but a small selection of players have, and the verdict so far seems to be that it's a really good port. In fact, Windows Central even called it a "masterful" port!

Here's a bit of what their 5/5 review had to say about it:

"RimWorld has become a lauded classic on PC, and with the Xbox port, Double Eleven delivers a master class in how to bring games designed for mouse and keyboard intuitively to console."

Meanwhile, GodIsAGeek also gave this version a 4/5 rating, but they weren't quite so hot on the controls.

"RimWorld Console Edition is not without its faults and flaws, but there’s nothing else out there quite like it."

And what about the fans themselves? Here's a quick review we found from one Reddit user:

Sounds like this one might be worth a pickup, then! You can pre-order the standard version on the Xbox Store, or if you really want to start playing early, the Digital Deluxe version gives you instant access along with the Royalty DLC.

A sci-fi colony sim driven by an intelligent AI storyteller. Generates stories by simulating psychology, ecology, gunplay, melee combat, climate, biomes, diplomacy, interpersonal relationships, art, medicine, trade, and more.

Will you be buying RimWorld Console Edition on Xbox? Tell us down in the comments below.

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