After six major content updates over the past two years in Early Access, independent AA developer Rockfish Games announces that the long-awaited open-world space-looter shooter Everspace 2 will be available on April 6th for PC and summer 2023 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S will be released.
Rockfish Games is also planning a physical deluxe edition for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in conjunction with Maximum Games. Pre-orders will be available from April 6th, at which time further information will be announced.
Rockfish Games' most ambitious project to date
"Everspace 2 is by far our largest and most ambitious project at Rockfish Games and a real labor of love after five years of development, two of them in Early Access," says Michael Schade, CEO of Rockfish Games. "With the announcement of the release date, we now see light at the end of the tunnel and we look forward to our amazing community and players around the world enjoying an adventure filled with exciting, breathtaking space battles and beautiful, hand-crafted environments in both space and experience on the planet. Overall, we've invested a whopping eight-figure sum into the development of the game to create something that we're as excited about as our players are. Our team is hard at work putting the finishing touches on all content for the big release day. And even after the last story chapter in Everspace 2, there is still a lot for the players to discover.”
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As the launch of Everspace 2 gets closer, Rockfish Games distances itself from 8th generation consoles. “Our vision for Everspace 2 exceeds the technical possibilities offered by last generation consoles. Our team has invested a lot of time to create a satisfying Everspace 2 experience for all fans on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Ultimately, however, we would have to make too many restrictions, which would mean that the final version would no longer meet our quality standards," says Schade. “We are reaching out to the backers who supported our Kickstarter campaign and requested a console version to ensure they receive a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S version. Players who do not have access to these platforms will receive a refund."
As the team works to add more enemies, rewards, challenges, catalysts, gear, perks, boss fights, a new trade map and more character customization options to the game, final touches to the cutscenes and much more in preparation for launch, there is Another revelation: another companion and an entirely new star system will be available at launch.
With a significant amount of Rockfish Games content added into Early Access over the last two years, the price of the PC version of Everspace 2 on Steam, Microsoft Store and GOG will drop from €20 to €38,99 on February 49,99th. Raised XNUMX euros.
Everspace 2 is currently available in Early Access on Steam, GOG and the Microsoft Store. The release on the next-gen consoles Xbox and PlayStation is planned for mid-2023, and a version optimized for Steam Deck will also be released at the same time. Everspace 2 is currently available in twelve different languages, including German, English, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Spanish, and simplified and traditional Chinese. Russian language will be added to PC Launch.
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