Remember the rather impress debut title from ROCKFISH Games, EVERSPACE? Well, they’ve just announced plans to for its successor at gamescom: Opening Night Live in the form of EVERSPACE 2. Instead of being another roguelike offering though, this sequel brings in classic RPG elements to the space shooter as well as making it open-world.
The first official trailer for EVERSPACE 2, following the game’s premiere at gamescom: Opening Night Live, is available over on the ROCKFISH Games YouTube channel – and you can find it at the bottom of this article too, so give it a watch. It’s been created exclusively from in-game pre-alpha captured footage. Should any space game enthusiasts be attending gamescom, they can get a taste of the gameplay and open-world feeling by visiting the ROCKFISH stand in the Indie Arena Booth (Hall 10.2), where a polished prototype will actually 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 2 is aiming to surpass its predecessor in terms of both audiovisual quality and scope, and as such, this is reflected in the significantly higher development budget it requires. ROCKFISH Games currently have plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign on 9th September, 2019 with a rather large funding goal of €450,000 for EVERSPACE 2. The developers have ensured that the EVERSPACE community will be involved in the development process as early as possible.
EVERSPACE 2 is scheduled for a Steam Early Access release in late 2020 with the full version arriving on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 at the end of 2021. How excited are you that this follow-up is in the works? Will you be getting involved in the Kickstarter when it launches? Be sure to get in touch and let us know!