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It was more than two years ago when ROCKFISH Games first announced the sequel to the brilliant EVERSPACE, with EVERSPACE 2 shown off at Gamescom’s Opening Night Live 2019. Today though comes news that PC pilots will be able to make the most of EVERSPACE 2 via Xbox Game Pass and Game Preview very soon, even if the full release has been pushed out to 2023.

ROCKFISH Games have announced that they are partnering with Microsoft to bring EVERSPACE 2 to Game Preview on the Windows 10/11 Store through Xbox Game Pass for PC on October 21st 2021 (yes, in 2 days!). It’ll also be available as a standard pay per download title for $39.99 / €37.99 / £31.99.

“After our successful partnership launching the original EVERSPACE as an [email protected] title in Xbox Game Preview and bringing the game to Game Pass post full release, we’re thrilled to work again with our friends at Microsoft to bring even more fast-paced space shooter action to Windows 10 and Xbox platforms with EVERSPACE 2,” said Michael Schade, CEO and co-founder of ROCKFISH Games. “The deal not only enables space pilots with Game Pass to jump in the cockpit early, but it also provides extra funding for our team to complete the story campaign as promised, really nail the endgame, and keep pushing the envelope on all platforms.”

“The ROCKFISH Games team has an exceptional track record of delivering visually stunning and addicting space shooters on all sorts of platforms for some fifteen years, and we’re excited to have their latest, highly-praised work coming to the Windows 10, 11 and Xbox platform,” said Microsoft’s Chris Carla, Head of [email protected] “With best-in-class graphics, an engaging looter-shooter game loop, accessible space combat and exploration, tight controls for both keyboard + mouse and gamepad, plus the open development approach from a talented veteran team, EVERSPACE 2 is just a perfect fit for Xbox Game Preview and Xbox Game Pass.”

Currently available in Early Access on Steam (where it’s been since January), EVERSPACE 2 changes the series up a little, moving from the linear indie roguelike that we originally loved, into a handcrafted, semi-open-world AA action RPG. While still in development for another full year, ROCKFISH Games has already released about 65% of the planned story content with three more star systems, two additional player ship classes, fast-travel, trading, and endgame activities left to go.

While the third major EVERSPACE 2 content update, Khaït Nebula, is on track to be officially released on November 3rd with an experimental release on Steam scheduled for October 22nd, ROCKFISH Games have decided to push back the simultaneous full release of EVERSPACE 2 on Xbox, PC (Windows, Mac, Linux) and PlayStation to early 2023.

That may seem a while away, but at least you’ll be able to get a taste of what is to come by checking out EVERSPACE 2 through Game Preview and Game Pass on PC. Let us know in the comments if you’ll be doing just that.

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