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EVERSPACE 2 Announced

ROCKFISH Games announces EVERSPACE 2 at Gamescom, offering an Announcement Trailer to show off the open world space shooter sequel. They say this will come to PC and consoles in 2021, but not before PC Early Access next year and some crowdfunding next month on Kickstarter. Here are all the plans:

After ROCKFISH Games landed a surprise hit on PC and consoles with its studio debut EVERSPACE™, the independent developer from Hamburg has announced the official successor EVERSPACE™ 2at gamescom: Opening Night Live. In contrast to the roguelike concept of its predecessor, EVERSPACE™ 2is an open world space shooter with classic RPG elements and persistent player progression, as well as many more player ships and significantly enhanced storytelling. EVERSPACE™ 2has a planned Steam Early Access release in late 2020 with the full version arriving on PC, PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One at the end of 2021.

The first trailer, which celebrated its premiere at gamescom: Opening Night Live, and is available on the ROCKFISH Games YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/I-LNiZxsY7s, was created exclusively from in-game pre-alpha captured video. Space game enthusiasts attending gamescom can get a first taste of the quality, gameplay and open-world feeling at the ROCKFISH stand in the Indie Arena Booth (Hall 10.2), where a polished prototype will be playable.

"With its innovative concept of rapid space battles with rogue-like elements and exciting storytelling, EVERSPACE™was able to excite over a million PC and console players, but many of our fans and space game enthusiasts were still longing for an open world space shooter with classic RPG elements in the EVERSPACE™universe," says Michael Schade, CEO and co-founder of ROCKFISH Games. "With EVERSPACE™ 2, we are making a big leap towards an open world space shooter, but will still remain true to our DNA and offer exactly what our fans love: a beautiful fantastic sci-fi world paired with uncompromising space action that gets down to business right away".

EVERSPACE™ 2will clearly surpass outperform its predecessor in terms of both audiovisual quality and scope, which is reflected in the significantly higher development budget. ROCKFISH Games plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign on September 9, 2019 with a funding goal of €450,000 for EVERSPACE™ 2. As with the successful campaign of its predecessor in 2015, the EVERSPACE™community will thus be involved in the development process as early as possible. Moreover, the financial independence of the studio will be further secured in order to ensure full creative control at all times during production and, if successful, to even increase the scope of the game by activating stretch goals.

After the world premiere at gamescom, ROCKFISH Games will present EVERSPACE™ 2at Pax West in Seattle from August 29 to September 2 and at TwitchCon in San Diego from September 27 to 29.

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7. Re: EVERSPACE 2 Announced Aug 20, 2019, 16:45 Nailbender
 
Wait... PS4 + end of 2021?
Well, it seems that the PS5 is farther off than I believed.
 
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6. Re: EVERSPACE 2 Announced Aug 20, 2019, 09:01 Desalus
 
"EVERSPACE 2 is an open world space shooter with classic RPG elements and persistent player progression, as well as many more player ships and significantly enhanced storytelling."

This is exactly what I was hoping the sequel would be.
 
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5. Re: EVERSPACE 2 Announced Aug 20, 2019, 07:17 El Pit
 
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw has been released, Everspace 2 is around the corner... Wasn't there some other space game that was supposed to have been already released by now? Hm... Can't remember the name.

RGO is fun if you play it with a gamepad, kb/m controls still need to be fixed, though. I liked the first Everspace but am not the rogue-like game fan, so E2 seems to be more like something that I'd want to play for a long time.
 
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4. Re: EVERSPACE 2 Announced Aug 20, 2019, 03:20 eRe4s3r
 
I didn't have an itch for space combat games for quite a while now.. like.. it's totally gone. I would like a capital ship sim in space or something. Think Silent Hunter but in a fantasy space.... oh well  
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3. Re: EVERSPACE 2 Announced Aug 20, 2019, 01:58 heroin
 
Oh well, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is scratching this itch that no other space game has, for me, since Privateer.  
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2. Re: EVERSPACE 2 Announced Aug 20, 2019, 01:54 jdreyer
 
Xero wrote on Aug 19, 2019, 22:51:
It's a gorgeous game but I could not get into the original no matter how many times I fired it up thinking this would be the day. Not sure I wanna bite on the sequel unless they added some kind of sticking factor to the game.

Yeah, I couldn't really get into the first one either. Not on the flat screen, nor in VR. Too arcady? Not sure what the issue was, just didn't stick.
 
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1. Re: EVERSPACE 2 Announced Aug 19, 2019, 22:51 Xero
 
It's a gorgeous game but I could not get into the original no matter how many times I fired it up thinking this would be the day. Not sure I wanna bite on the sequel unless they added some kind of sticking factor to the game.  
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Primarily playing: Witcher 3 again (2nd playthrough), MK11, Dead Cells, Turok 2, RE2
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