Developer ROCKFISH Games has announced that the open-world space looter-shooter EVERSPACE 2 will leave Early Access and launch on April 6 for PC via Steam, GOG, and Microsoft Store on April 6. It will also launch this summer on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, and will also receive a fully optimized Steam Deck release. Additionally, the developer announced that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are no longer planned. EVERSPACE 2 first launched on January 18, 2021 in Early Access for PC via Steam, GOG, and Microsoft Store. A new release date trailer was also released.
ROCKFISH Games CEO Michael Schade commented on the news in a press release, saying:
“EVERSPACE 2 has been, by far, our biggest and most ambitious project at ROCKFISH Games and a true labor of love over the five years it’s been in development, the last two of which in Early Access. With our release date revealed, we can see a light at the end of the tunnel where our amazing community and players all over the world new to the series will get to experience this adventure full of exciting, white-knuckle space combat and beautiful handcrafted deep space and planetside locations to explore. We’ve invested a hefty eight-digits budget into creating the game we’ve always wanted to make, and the team is now hard at work finalizing and polishing all of our launch day content to perfection. Beyond the final chapter of the EVERSPACE 2‘s story, there’s still a lot to see!
Our vision for EVERSPACE 2 has taken us beyond the limitations of previous generation consoles. Our team has spent a significant amount of time trying to create an experience that would satisfy our fans on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but downscaling EVERSPACE 2 to those platforms does not hit the level of quality that we want to deliver. We’ll be in touch with backers who pledged for copies on console during our Kickstarter to ensure interest is still there for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game and offer refunds in the event they do not have access to those platforms.”
The game’s details via the developer:
EVERSPACE 2 continues the story of Adam Roslin from the first part of the series. EVERSPACE 2 currently has four sprawling star systems that can be explored by space pilots. Players experience Adam’s emotional journey and personal development from an immortal clone space pilot to an individual character whose death has final consequences in an open-world action RPG. EVERSPACE 2 offers in the current Early Access version more than 35 hours of gameplay and already contains all core mechanics of the targeted final version.