EverSpace 2

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: RPG/Action
Developer: Rockfish Games
Release Date: April 6, 2023

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'EverSpace 2' Sells More than 300k Copies, Content Update & Expansions In Development, First Details - Trailer

by Rainier on May 2, 2023 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT

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.

With more than 300,000 in PC copies sold to-date, Independent AA developer Rockfish Games is excited to declare EverSpace 2 a critical and commercial success for the self-funded studio. With aggregate 82 Metacritic and 83 Opencritic scores from critics globally, and more than six and a half thousand player reviews on Steam ranking the game as 88% “Very Positive”, space game fans are excited for the space action RPG.

The game’s launch has surpassed Rockfish Games’ financial targets. Comparing launch weeks, EverSpace 2 has sold twice the copies and brought in more than three and a half times the revenue as the first title in the series without any indication of losing sales from the title being available on Xbox Game Pass for PC as Game Preview. This sequel saw seven times more pilots in the cockpit during launch week than its predecessor, hitting a high of close to 10,000 concurrent players.

“This has been a fantastic launch for Rockfish games, our biggest yet! The team’s done an amazing job, and we’re now reaping the fruits of our hard work of the past five years and beyond. We hit our commercial goals in terms of product visibility, game downloads, and net revenue,” says Rockfish Games CEO Michael Schade. “Even more rewarding is seeing our amazing community and space fans in the media love what we’ve built. This paints a bright future for our studio and Everspace as a franchise. We have so much more planned, and I can’t wait for us to share what we’ve been working on for our first free update later this year and the massive expansion coming in the second half of 2024.”

Interest in EverSpace 2 goes beyond immediate launch week sales. Rockfish Games has seen more than more than 100k wishlists and 50k demo downloads on Steam during launch week.

“It’s clear that we have the attention of space game fans, and they’ll be watching for coming updates and sales. Our demo was a big part of our path to success from announcement to launch. Since the demo was added to Steam, we’ve had 350,000 downloads with an astoundingly high 70% activation rate from space fans around the world interested in trying EverSpace 2 for themselves,” says Schade. “We plan to keep the demo available for the foreseeable future to let pilots get hands-on and check out the first space sector as long as they like to make an educated purchase decision.”

“We’ve seen hundreds of content creators streaming and making videos on Twitch, YouTube, and other platforms over the last week,” continues Schade. “Iconic creators with a deep love for space, shooter, and roleplaying games like CohhCarnage, Skill Up, and ObsidianAnt to name a few have all given incredibly enthusiastic thumbs up in multiple streams and videos.”

With the console launch on Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 coming this summer including a physical Deluxe Edition published by Maximum Games, Rockfish Games has already started work on the game’s first major free update planned for later this year. This update is planned to add new features including more ship customization options, legendary gear, high-level spacecraft, and voice acting in French and Japanese. Development has also begun on a sizable expansion scheduled for mid-2024 for EverSpace 2 which will add more story content, new star systems to explore, fresh gear to loot, and expand gameplay features.

EverSpace 2 is available for PC (Steam/GOG) at $39.99 to $49.99, followed PS5 and Xbox Series X|S in Summer 2023.

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