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) Early Access Launch A Success, Also On NVIDIA GeForce Now

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2021 @ 11:45 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 has launched in Steam Early Access and GOG Games in Development to critical and public acclaim, and was able to sit at the top of the worldwide steam top sellers for two days and now remains in the top ten global best sellers on Steam. 

"EverSpace 2’s start in Early Access and GiD exceeded our wildest expectations. So far, we’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from fans and press all over the world," said Michael Schade, CEO and co-founder of ROCKFISH Games.

“After we started Early Access with more than 260,000 wishlist entries on Steam, we were very confident, however, we would never have dared to dream that we would land at number 1 in the worldwide Steam Charts in no time. After a few hours, we saw over 3,000 simultaneous players which is more than double the record of the lower-priced, original EverSpace in its first big sale. With currently 94% positive reviews, we seem to have hit the bull's-eye with tens of thousands of space shooter fans. We are super grateful for tens of thousands daring space pilots pulling the trigger on an unusually high-priced Early Access game, which is a heart-warming reward for all the hard work, love and dedication our talented team poured into this initial release version, despite everyone working from home since March, last year. There’s a lot for EverSpace fans to look forward to as we work towards release in 2022. We plan to share our first roadmap within the next few days after we have browsed through all the community feedback on the initial release version of EverSpace 2."

Coming in hot after the Early Access launch, ROCKFISH Games has announced that, as of now, the Steam version of EverSpace 2 is available on NVIDIA GeForce NOW, with the predecessor to follow soon.

“When EverSpace 2 was announced at Gamescom 2019, we were blown right away by its striking visuals and action-packed space combat,” said George Scotto, Developer Relations Account Manager EMEAI at NVIDIA. “The reveal sparked attention through our ranks, all the way to the top, and we are thrilled that EverSpace 2 has just been added to Geforce NOW, enabling space game enthusiasts to play the game smoothly with all the bells and whistles, even without having access to a high-end gaming PC.”

EverSpace 2 is 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. 

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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