EverSpace 2

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: RPG/Action
Developer: Rockfish Games
Release Date: 2021

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'EverSpace 2' (ALL) Available As Early Access Title On Steam And GOG - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2021 @ 3:00 a.m. PST

In contrast to the roguelike concept of its predecessor, EverSpace 2 is an open-world space shooter with classic RPG elements and persistent player progression, as well as a much larger number of player ships and significantly enhanced storytelling.

Set in a persistent open world, it is driven by a captivating sci-fi story that picks up shortly after the events of its predecessor, but instead of the previous roguelike game mechanics, the focus in EverSpace 2 will be on open world gameplay combined with classic RPG elements and extended storytelling. 

Thanks to the expanded perks and a brand new class-based player ship system with dozens of models, players can also fully customize their spaceship to their individual playing style with weapons, plating, and equipment, similar to classic RPG character development. Despite all the innovations, EverSpace 2 remains true to its space shooter core and presents fast-paced space action in the well-known EverSpace style.

The story of EverSpace 2 continues from its predecessor, as you continue the story of Adam Roslin, one of the surviving cloned military space pilot. The player is faced with the remnants of his past: the cloning program has been canceled, the colonial authorities have placed a bounty on him,

Players will experience Adam’s journey as he learns what it means to transition from a clone with unlimited lives, yet persistent memories, so now that dying means the ultimate death the search for the meaning of life suddenly takes on a whole new importance. Adam’s journey will be shaped through meaningful relationships with interesting companions as he discovers that life is only worth-living if there is also something worth dying for. Fate, however, has big plans and soon the player discovers what it means to evolve from a former military clone to a truly real person.

EverSpace 2 not only creates a powerful gaming experience, but also one that is visually impressive in the beautiful infinity of space where breathtaking cinematic scenery invites - encourages - exploration.

EverSpace 2 will be available on Steam Early Access and the GOG Games in Development program later today (7 pm CET / 1 pm ET / 10 am PT) for €37.99 / $39.99 / £31.99.

At launch, the game will be available in English with full voice acting for the first 12+ hours of the story campaign as well as several side missions taking place in the first two star systems of the final game.

EverSpace 2 in Early Access launches with two extensive star systems to explore, where 25+ hours of exciting gameplay await, introducing pilots to space combat, mining, puzzle-solving, item shopping, crafting, ship customization, RPG-style leveling, passive perks as well as lower tier models of five different player ship subclasses. 

While pilots advance through the initial Early Access game content, they will be able to unlock upgrade options to improve passive skills for combat, looting, gear crafting, dismantling, ship repair, and other abilities by investing various resources into companion perks. 

“We couldn’t be more grateful for the glowing support from our community. We’ve seen a lot of enthusiasm right from when we pitched the first EverSpace installment as a new breed of space combat and exploration for PC and consoles during our first Kickstarter campaign in 2015,” says Michael Schade, CEO & co-founder of ROCKFISH Games. “Thanks to EverSpace’s commercial success as a surprise hit with over two million copies sold, we were able to take a big leap forward and reach out again to our most loyal fans through Kickstarter to pitch EverSpace 2 as a full-blown open-world space looter shooter. With today’s Early Access release, we’re delivering on that promise as a first taste of what we envision to create together with our fans over the next 12 to 18 months. Hands down, we couldn’t be more excited about getting feedback from avid space pilots all around the globe.”

As development progresses through Early Access, the ROCKFISH Games team plans to gradually add new features and content through quarterly updates:

  • More star systems, locations, enemies, activities etc. (8 star systems planned for v1.0)
  • More player ship subclasses and tiers (9 subclasses with 4 tiers each planned for v1.0)
  • More ship customization options
  • More player levels (max player level 30 planned for v1.0)
  • More items and resources incl. Legendary gear
  • More player perks (6 x 3 perk upgrade options planned for v1.0)
  • More companion characters incl. perks to upgrade (6 companions planned for v1.0)
  • More challenges
  • More main and side mission story content (30+ hours of story content planned for v1.0)
  • More situational commentary from Adam and Hive
  • More interesting jobs and factions
  • More alien creatures
  • Natural phenomena like lightning fields, black holes, solar storms, etc.
  • Fast Travel system
  • Different Outlaw factions with different tech
  • Better trading opportunities, price tracking, trade routes
  • Quest inventory
  • Codex
  • Game difficulty setting
  • Worthwhile endgame content and activities
  • Achievements

Also, due to high demand from hardcore space simulation fans, the Early Access version of EverSpace 2 will offer fully configurable HOTAS support and presets for popular Logitech and Thrustmaster joysticks hardware setups.

The full version for PC, including Mac and native Linux support, will be released at a reasonably increased price in the first half of 2022 and come with UI and text language support for German, French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.


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