After two years of early access development and six content updates, Everspace 2 will have its full release on April 6 on PC, following with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series console releases later this summer. Despite initial plans in their 2015 Kickstarter project to support the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the developer has dropped plans to release on these systems. The open-world space shooter from ROCKFISH Games will shift to an increased price point of $50 on Feb. 20, keeping its $40 early access price until that date. A physical deluxe edition will be released for new generation consoles worldwide, with details to follow before April 6.
Everspace 2 will no longer be launching on last generation consoles as was originally planned due to the increased scope and scale of the final game. In an official press release, ROCKFISH Games CEO Michael Schade said “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.” Those who donated to the Kickstarter for copies of last generation versions will be contacted for upgrades or refunds.
The trailer for the full release can be seen above, shedding light on the story that awaits in Everspace 2. The launch release of Everspace 2 plans to significantly increase available content from the early access, including new boss fights, enemies, customization options, a new trading map and even another whole star system. Russian language support will also be added with the game’s April 6 PC release date.
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