Development Roadmap

Sailaway is a huge project with a small team but with help from its community we are determined to make the best sailing simulator there is!

During early access it is important to us that we share what we can about features we have in mind or are currently working on, this page will give the community a high-level snapshot of what we are working on and when it is completed.   This roadmap combined with updates on our FORUM and BLOG should help keep players as updated as possible on our journey to the full release.

Please keep in mind that items on this list may not make it into v1.0 of Sailaway if they cannot be completed in time and may need to wait for later updates, there will also be smaller features and improvements that make it to the game that might not get listed here.

Builds that include critical bug fixes will be released more regularly than builds with major feature additions.


Last update: 7th December 2017



Feature Status Notes
More Tutorials Complete All currently planned tutorials are implemented.
More Boats In Development The 50' Performance cruiser is now live! A new smaller learner/starting boat is underway.
More Boat Customisation In Development Steam Workshop support to allow players to create and share customised boat liveries.
Extra Boat Instance Awaiting Development We want to provide an extra instance of each boat to players so they have more options if a boat is tied up in another activity.
More Challenges Awaiting Development We plan to add extra challenges for players to test their skills.

World Improvements

Feature Status Notes
Improved Visuals Complete Improvements have been made, if further ones are needed they will be listed separately.
Bring sea-life to the ocean Awaiting Development Some of this sea-life is already implemented (seagulls, dolphins & whales), more to come!
Improved Audio Complete Various audio has been upgraded.
Music Complete Music has now arrived to the game!
Improved Height Map Data In Development Work to the US coast lines is now complete. Once we can get hold of charts for the rest of the world we can start on those.
Navigational Lights Complete Navigation lights are part of the game.
Day / Night shown on map Complete Show day/night on the map based on the real time in these locations
Tides Awaiting Development Can we add tidal data to the world? We are exploring if this is possible.
Ports Awaiting Development We are exploring options to start populating parts of the world with ports to sail to. Please be aware this is a huge task and is going to take time.
Terrain Visual Improvements Awaiting Development We are exploring options to start to populate the worlds terrain with things like trees, buildings etc. Please be aware this is a huge task and is going to take time.

Community Features

Feature Status Notes
Steam Achievements Complete Steam achievements are now live!
Player Created Races In Development A limited number of community members have access to the race creation system and are creating races, feedback from these members is helping us to improve this system.
Leaderboards Complete Leaderboard data is now displayed in game!
Player Rewards Complete Players can now receive badges as rewards for certain events that display on their profile and boat.
Player Profile Update Awaiting Development With Sailaway recording plenty of information about what sailors achieve in the game we want to show these stats on their profiles.
Racing Teams Awaiting Development The ability for players to create their own teams, complete with custom team image and boat/crew management.

Other Improvements

Feature Status Notes
Controller Support Complete Controller support is now enabled in the simulator.
More Hotkeys Complete Most keys in the simulator can now be customised.
Waypoint Improvements Complete Voyages can be saved and loaded, and hotkeys added for some waypoint options.
New Server In Development The new server work is underway, this process will take some time to complete.
UI Polish Awaiting Development Time spent polishing all existing to UI to make sure it is bug free as possible.
General Polish Awaiting Development Before we exit early access there will be a period of overall polishing and bug fixing to make sure everything is as robust as possible.
Log Book Awaiting Development To provide players a log book that tracks their journeys and record more details about them.
More Sail Data Awaiting Development We want to add an extra sail details tab that shows more numerical data for sails to clearly show results of any trim adjustments.
Track IR Awaiting Development We know people want Track IR support and we are looking into supporting this.

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