I’m wondering if we need to ensure Astroneers learn to explorer and survive on other planets whilst introducing the goal of returning home?
I’m guessing home could be another planetary system, Earth or other.
In order to return home, the Astroneer needs to build a multistage rocket. But, to achieve this the Astroneer needs to visit each planet (and moon) in the system, build bases and survive; and, based on a range of parameters, e.g. travel x, mine y, find z, etc., unlocking one rocket stage from each world.
A small twist could be the launch pad can only be built on the first planet and the unlocked rocket stages can only be constructed on the planet where unlocked thus forcing the Astroneer to travel between worlds.