If you’re a fan of roguelikes and sci-fi universes, then you need to prepare for Everspace 2. The first game was an incredible adventure into the unknown, flying about as a ship that you could customise to a ridiculous degree, uncovering all sorts of secrets around the massive open world. Now, it’s all coming back for a second outing in the sequel ad it’s going to be even bigger and better than before. Rockfish Games dropped a new trailer earlier this week to tease the early access launch of the game. I can now confirm that you can get your hands on it on Steam and GOG.com on January 18.
This is the time to get into Everspace 2. The first game launched in early access, and became a better title because of the feedback that fans left for it. Working with their community, Rockfish Games were able to craft an adventure that players really identified with, and gave them everything that they wanted from this space adventure.
Prior to the coronavirus (COVD-19) pandemic, I went to EGX and checked this game out for myself. I was blown away by the scale of it to be honest. You play as a small ship in a very big open part of space. You can travel across vast distances to take on quests and solve problems, or explore wrecks and see what treasures or traps lay in wait for you inside them. There’s so much out there to do that it does feel a little daunting, but that’s the scale of gameplay that the developer is going for.
If you enjoy games like EVE Online and Elite Dangerous, then this is going to be right up your street. There’s a plethora of planets and moons to explore, and so many activities to take part in. The combat feels like that of Star Wars Squadrons, though it’s a lot more intense since you’re not just running a couple of systems, you’re running all of them. Hopefully, the release date for this doesn’t get pushed back, and we all get a chance to play the game now. It’s a good opportunity to buy into something very early and be part of a community that’s going to keep going for years.