ROCKFISH Games has announced that their upcoming space-shooter EVERSPACE 2 is coming to Xbox Game Pass while the full release has been pushed into 2023. The announcement comes after a partnership between ROCKFISH Games and Microsoft and EVERSPACE 2 will arrive to Game Preview on both Windows 10 and Windows 11 Store through Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Apart from the Xbox Game Pass release, pay per download will also be available on the Windows Store for $39.99. Michael Schade, CEO, and co-founder of ROCKFISH Games said:
After our successful partnership launching the original EVERSPACE as an ID@Xbox 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. 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.
Microsoft’s Chris Carla, Head of ID@Xbox also commented:
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. 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.
Apart from the Xbox Game Pass launch, the developer also revealed that the upcoming third major content update for EVERSPACE 2 is also on track and upon its launch on November 3, 2021, it will add a fourth star system Khaït Nebula to the game. Khaït Nebula will be filled with new alien lifeforms and secrets around the mysterious Ancients to you to discover. You will also come across a new sub-faction in Khaït Nebula, another new companion, and much more content.
The experimental release for the Khaït Nebula content update for EVERSPACE 2 is slated for October 22, 2021. With this announcement, the full release for EVERSAPCE 2 has been pushed further into 2023. A confirmed release date or window is not known at this point however as ROCKFISH Games develops the title, we will get to know more about the game in the coming months.
Ever since its release in Early Access, Rockfish Games has been continuously adding new content to the game such as the Zharkov: The Vortex and Union: Contracts/ Heartland. For additional details on what the developer has in store for the title, you can also check out the detailed roadmap released earlier. Make sure that you also check out our preview and the prototype early access of EVERSPACE 2.
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