Everspace 2 Closed Beta Now Available to Kickstarter Backers 

Everspace 2 Closed Beta

Rockfish Games has just released the Everspace 2 closed beta to its Kickstarter backers. The closed beta of the game is available on Steam, where the alpha backers can update and play the game on their PCs. 

On the other hand, the beta backers will find their brand-new Steam keys in their email boxes with the Early Adopter Edition reward.  

The new update brings new content to the Ceto system and the additional UI/UX improvements were made after taking feedback from alpha backers. The update now brings a cockpit view featuring fully functional instruments, improved the visual quality of several environmental assets, and the overall performance of the build. In addition, there are various bug fixes, new side missions, job variants, enemy types, points of interest, and puzzles that have been added to the game. 

Rockfish does mention the animated main menu of the game that will not be available in the beta build on Steam. 

Unfortunately, the new animated main menu background did not make it into the stable Beta build on Steam. We wanted to give an early look at this improvement with you here because it adds a sense of the deep exploration that all of you can look forward to when EVERSPACE 2 launches with the additional “Union System” and even more new stuff in Early Access this December. 

Everspace 2 picks up the story right where the first game ended. Players play as one of the surviving clone pilots and they are faced with the remnants of their past. The cloning program has been canceled and the colonial authorities have placed a bounty on them. Survival is now most important than ever. Players will need to evolve from a former military clone to a truly real person if they want to survive in the world of EVERSPACE 2. 

Here is everything the closed beta of Everspace 2 comes with: 

  • Added functional instruments and working displays in cockpit view 
  • Added Outlaw Detonator Drone and Outlaw Ravager to spawn tables 
  • Added Elite enemy type 
  • Added more points of interest 
  • Added more puzzles 
  • Added more events and objectives at locations 
  • Added one more side mission 
  • Added visible lateral thrusters on player ships 
  • Added more loot 
  • Added option to track resources needed for perks 
  • Added option to track challenges 
  • Improved player ship models (body) 
  • Improved story campaign missions 01 – 07 
  • Improved 1st boss fight 
  • Improved story dialogue 
  • Improved overall lighting 
  • Improved and additional environmental 3D assets 
  • Improved Home Base location 
  • Improved item management 
  • Improved and additional ship devices 
  • Improved balancing 
  • Improved in-game menu 
  • Players can now store two additional ships at their home base 
  • Device modes can now be unlocked individually rather than consecutive 
  • HUD tweaks and improvements 
  • Additional Graphics Settings (FOV slider, Gamma, V-SYNC, Motion Blur, Chromatic Aberration, SSGI, Damage Numbers, HUD Elements) 
  • Game can now be played in fullscreen mode (fixed bug that would crash the game when Alt-Tabbing) 
  • Fixed occasional crash when loading save games / checkpoints 
  • Various smaller tweaks and bugfixes 

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 support, exclusive Closed Beta, gameplay 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.

Have you tried the Everspace 2 closed beta? Let us know what you have to say about the game. 

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About the Author: Salik Shah

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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