ROCKFISH Games announces EVERSPACE 2
at Gamescom, offering an
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:
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
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.