Rockfish Games has announced their single-player space looter shooter Everspace 2 will be arriving on Steam in Early Access form, in about a week.
In Everspace 2 you can do all sorts of things…build and customize your spaceship, solve puzzles, craft items, trade the items you make, fight aliens, and explore the universe for valuables. The game also has support for Logitech and Thrustmaster joysticks, because there are space sim fans that like to use joystick controls. This early version packs in around 25 hours of gameplay and the first two star systems…more content will be added in the coming year.
“After multiple rounds of community testing by some 2,000 players, and great feedback from various gaming outlets and content creators on the closed Beta, Everspace 2 is ready for Early Access. We can’t wait to receive feedback on the initial release version from space game enthusiasts on Steam and GOG,” says Michael Schade, CEO & co-founder of Rockfish Games.
Schade goes on to describe the content coming to the game in the near future: “On top of the two star systems Everspace 2 pilots will be able to explore in Early Access at launch, we plan to have four to six more as well as several additional player ship subclasses beyond the Interceptor, Sentinel, Striker, Gunship, and Scout at launch, to be gradually added on a quarterly basis. In the final game, players will also be able to enjoy twice as much story content plus lots of worthwhile endgame activities. We look forward to working closely with our community over the course of the next 12 to 18 months to make an outstanding narrative-driven open-world space looter shooter.”
Check out the early version of Everspace 2 when it shows up on Steam January 18, at a price of $39.99. The final game is targeted for a 2022 release and will cost more (but if you buy it now you won’t have to pay extra).