Rockfish Games Delays Early Access of Everspace 2, Details New Game Information

Early Access Everspace 2

It seems that Rockfish games have delayed the Early Access of its upcoming game Everspace 2. This comes after GDC was postponed last week over the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. However, the studio also mentioned other AAA titles that will clash with their initial Steam Early access date in September.

In a Kickstarter update, the studio has talked about the timelines, along with the assault fighter redesigns and the state of VR.

Early Access Everspace 2

It sounds like right out of a sci-fi horror movie: An aggressive virus is spreading around the globe, causing great uncertainties, severe supply chain issues and cancellations of big international events pretty much everywhere. Unsurprisingly, all our GDC meetings with major platform holders and potential console co-publishing partners have been canceled, too.

Another issue is that some AAA blockbuster titles will hit our initial Steam Early Access release date: The hotly-anticipated open-world sci-fi shooter RPG Cyberpunk 2077 was recently pushed back to September, plus the brand new sci-fi looter shooter RPG Outriders from Square Enix has just been announced to release the same month, too. Obviously, there is quite an overlap between those audiences and ours, so we have decided it wouldn’t be wise to directly compete against two sci-fi shooter RPG juggernauts, leaving not much room for any other sci-fi shooter coming out at the same time.

The studio also went on to mention a lot of new details about the game, starting with the cockpits. The studio added some images of the early concept art of the cockpit interiors and the geometry of each subclass. Just like the previous title in the franchise, the game will have special effects displayed on the cockpit’s windshield based on the status of the ship, like damage and shield level. The studio also plans to display vital information on the cockpit displays so that you can play without any HUD elements, adding to the immersion of space piloting.

Early Access Everspace 2

The studio also mentions the redesign of the Assault Fighter Wing 3 which will now come with twin turbine-aero-spike engines that combined with the typical multi-wing design of the assault fighter subclass.

This agile combat craft gets its iconic and distinctive shape through angled primary wings and shorter, horizontal secondary wings that are directly attached to the frontal section of the twin engines.

Lastly, we also got information about the Ultimate Abilities where you can unleash superpower attacks in the fight. The ULTs are special ship abilities that can be activated to unleash a mighty offensive or defensive power. These abilities need to first be charged by taking down enemies and then used when you have the ability available.

ROCKFISH Games delivered an absolute blast of a sequel with EVERSPACE 2 and we have its wonderful Accolades Trailer to prove it, alongside the Incursions Update, the teaser trailer for its Drake: Gang Wars update, Xbox Game Pass arrival trailerZharkov: The Vortex UpdateFirst Early Access Update trailer, detailed roadmap revealEarly Access Preview, and Early Access Launch announcement trailer. EVERSPACE 2 started its journey as a Kickstarter project during which it showcased in-game locations, HOTAS supportexclusive Closed Betagameplay trailersClosed Alpha, and Concept Art.

Its Early Access launch was delayed on two separate occasions, one in March 2020 and then again in November 2020. Its Kickstarter campaign had a massive goal of $493,000 which was achieved on its final campaign day. The developer kept gamers in the loop with a regular influx of new information during this period. We were lucky enough to get our hands on an early access prototype of the game back in May 2020 for our preview.

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An ardent lover for first-person shooter games, Salik has been part of GamesHedge all through its journey. His love for competitive gaming started with Counter-Strike and Call of Duty, and now can be seen lurking in Valorant and Rainbow Six: Siege.

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