EVERSPACE 2 Shows Off Accolades in Fancy New Trailer After a Successful Launch

ROCKFISH Games

Indie developer ROCKFISH Games has released the new accolades trailer for EVERSPACE 2 after a successful launch of the game which managed to sell over 300,000 copies on PC until now. EVERSPACE 2 is a massive critical and commercial success for the developer as it boasts 81 Metacritic and 83 Opencritic scores from critics worldwide and more than six and a half thousand player reviews on Steam ranking the game as 88% ‘Very Positive’.

Check out the new Accolades trailer For EVERSPACE 2 below which highlights the success and the positive reviews that the game scored:

So far, EVERSPACE 2 has surpassed the developer’s financial targets, and comparing the launch weeks of the first and the second title, EVERSPACE 2 managed to sell twice the copies and brought in more than three and a half times the revenue as the first title in the series without any indication of losing sales from the title being available on Xbox Game Pass for PC as Game Preview. This sequel saw seven times more pilots in the cockpit during the launch week than its predecessor, hitting a high of close to 10,000 concurrent players.

ROCKFISH Games CEO Michael Schade comments:

This has been a fantastic launch for Rockfish games, our biggest yet! The team’s done an amazing job, and we’re now reaping the fruits of our hard work of the past five years and beyond. We hit our commercial goals in terms of product visibility, game downloads, and net revenue. Even more rewarding is seeing our amazing community and space fans in the media love what we’ve built. This paints a bright future for our studio and Everspace as a franchise. We have so much more planned, and I can’t wait for us to share what we’ve been working on for our first free update later this year and the massive expansion coming in the second half of 2024.

Apart from confirmed sales, ROCKFISH Games have seen more than 100K wishlists and 50K demo downloads during the launch week which is also a huge milestone for the title. Schade further says:

It’s clear that we have the attention of space game fans, and they’ll be watching for coming updates and sales. Our demo was a big part of our path to success from announcement to launch. Since the demo was added to Steam, we’ve had 350,000 downloads with an astoundingly high 70% activation rate from space fans around the world interested in trying EVERSPACE 2 for themselves. We plan to keep the demo available for the foreseeable future to let pilots get hands-on and check out the first space sector as long as they like to make an educated purchase decision.

EVERSPACE 2 Accolades Trailer

EVERSPACE 2 also took over different social media platforms thanks to the exceptional visuals of more than 100 handcrafted locations worth exploring, intense combat, deep customization, and RPG mechanics, as players shared stunning screenshots and gameplay clips across different platforms. Schade further continues:

We’ve seen hundreds of content creators streaming and making videos on Twitch, YouTube, and other platforms over the last week. Iconic creators with a deep love for space, shooter, and roleplaying games like CohhCarnage, Skill Up, and ObsidianAnt to name a few have all given incredibly enthusiastic thumbs up in multiple streams and videos.

This is not over for EVERSPACE 2 because ROCKFISH Games is also bringing it to consoles including PS4 and Xbox Series X|S in summer 2023 which also includes a physical Deluxe Edition published by Maximum Games. ROCKFISH Games has also started working on the first major free update for the game which is slated for release later this year. This update will bring new features including more ship customization options, legendary gear, high-level spacecraft, and voice acting in French and Japanese.

Apart from this, development has also started on a sizable expansion scheduled for mid-2024 for EVERSPACE 2 which will add more story content, new star systems for players to explore, and fresh gear to loot and expand multiple gameplay features. At this point, support for MacOS and Steam Deck optimization are also in the works and will be added to the game in future patches. You can grab EVERSPACE 2 right now on PC via Steam, GOG, and Microsoft Store for $49.99 and the game is also available on Game Pass for PC. The game supports English and German audio along with localization in thirteen languages including English, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, and Spanish.

We have been following the development journey of EVERSPACE 2 since back in 2020 when we played an early access prototype of the game and we loved it. EVERSPACE 2 started its journey as a Kickstarter project back in 2019 and managed to reach its massive development goal just in time. We also previewed the early access release of EVERSPACE 2 back in 2021 where we loved the new build and how the game had evolved during its development cycle. During its Early Access phase, the game received multiple updates like Zharkov: The Vortex, Drake: Gang Wars, and more.

What are your thoughts on EVERSPACE 2 and its accolades trailer showcasing the game’s massive launch success? Let us know in the comments section below.

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