Spacefaring Looter Shooter, Everspace 2 deviates significantly from the structure of the first roguelike game, and in a few weeks, you can try it yourself in Early Access on Steam. Additionally, Everspace 2 will enter GOG’s In Development program, which is basically their version of Steam’s Early Access. The early access / under development version of the space-based shooter will sell for $ 39.99 initially, however, Rockfish Games has confirmed that the game will receive a “… reasonably priced price increase …” Spacefaring Looter Shooter, when it does launch at some point in the first half. From 2022.
Everspace 2 enters Early Access on January 18th
Everspace 2 will join Steam in Early Access and GOG’s In Development on January 18th, and fans can expect nearly 25 hours of gameplay according to a ROCKFISH Games press release earlier today. The first 12 hours of the story will feature a full English voiceover, and there will be two star systems and five different player ship subcategories to play with.
ROCKFISH aims to end Everspace 2 by the first half of 2022, at least on PC (with native Mac and Linux support). Here’s what ROCKFISH Games CEO and co-founder Michael Shady said
about the upcoming content:
“Of course, the game is far from over. In addition to the two-star systems, EVERSPACE 2 pilots will be able to explore in early access at launch. We plan to have four to six additional classes plus several subcategories for additional player ships other than Interceptor, Sentinel, Striker, and Gunship. And Scout is at launch, to be added gradually on a quarterly basis. In the final game, players will also be able to enjoy twice as much story content as well as plenty of worthwhile endgame activities. We look forward to working closely with our community over the next 12 to 18 months. To create a fantastic open-space shooting game based on narration. “
Everspace 2 will support HOTAS configurations at the start of Early Access, and non-English fans can expect full-text language support for German, French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean by launch.
I was touched by what I played from the demo during Steam Game Fest: Summer Edition back in June, and I felt the sequel made the transition from roguelike to RPG without losing any of its charms. I’m a little tired of using the “plunder shooter” nickname, but Everspace 2 seems far from being a star RPG in space! I’ll be moving on to Early Access, but if you’re still on the fence, I recommend you try the demo. You can make Everspace 2 wishlist on both Steam and GOG.