Surprise! At the opening night ceremony of Gamescom 2019, developer ROCKFISH Games announced Everspace 2, the sequel to its neat space roguelike, Everspace which released on PS4 back in 2018. An Everspace PS4 release has been confirmed for 2021, after the game is projected to leave early access on PC in late 2020.
Everspace 2 PS4 Release Announced
Before Everspace 2 enters early access however, a Kickstarter for the game will go live on September 9 with a funding goal of €450,000, the idea being that the developer wants to make Everspace 2 as feature and content rich as possible.
A stunningly opulent open-world space shooter where players can take on a variety of story missions, engage with rewarding progression mechanics and, of course, get stuck into massive ship-on-ship dogfights, Everspace 2 looks to be quite the promising title when it arrives on PS4 (and likely PS5) sometime in 2021.
You can catch the full press release and Everspace 2 announcement trailer below:
“World premiere: EVERSPACE™ 2 at gamescom: Opening Night Live
ROCKFISH Games announced its new open world space shooter EVERSPACE™ 2 for PC and consoles at gamescom: Opening Night Live. A Kickstarter campaign for additional funding will start on September 09, 2019.
Hamburg, Germany – August 19, 2019 – After ROCKFISH Games landed a surprise hit on PC and consoles with its studio debut EVERSPACE™, the independent developer from Hamburg has announced the official successor EVERSPACE™ 2 at gamescom: Opening Night Live. In contrast to the roguelike concept of its predecessor, EVERSPACE™ 2 is an open world space shooter with classic RPG elements and persistent player progression, as well as many more player ships and significantly enhanced storytelling. EVERSPACE™ 2 has a planned Steam Early Access release in late 2020 with the full version arriving on PC, PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One at the end of 2021.
The first trailer, which celebrated its premiere at gamescom: Opening Night Live, and is available on the ROCKFISH Games YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/I-LNiZxsY7s, was created exclusively from in-game pre-alpha captured video. Space game enthusiasts attending gamescom can get a first taste of the quality, gameplay and open-world feeling at the ROCKFISH stand inthe Indie Arena Booth (Hall 10.2), where a polished prototype will be playable.
“With its innovative concept of rapid space battles with rogue-like elements and exciting storytelling, EVERSPACE™ was able to excite over a million PC and console players, but many of our fans and space game enthusiasts were still longing for an open world space shooter with classic RPG elements in the EVERSPACE™ universe,” says Michael Schade, CEO and co-founder of ROCKFISH Games. “With EVERSPACE™ 2, we are making a big leap towards an open world space shooter, but will still remain true to our DNA and offer exactly what our fans love: a beautiful fantastic sci-fi world paired with uncompromising space action that gets down to business right away”.
EVERSPACE™ 2 will clearly surpass outperform its predecessor in terms of both audiovisual quality and scope, which is reflected in the significantly higher development budget. ROCKFISH Games plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign on September 9, 2019 with a funding goal of €450,000 for EVERSPACE™ 2. As with the successful campaign of its predecessor in 2015, the EVERSPACE™ community will thus be involved in the development process as early as possible. Moreover, the financial independence of the studio will be further secured in order to ensure full creative control at all times during production and, if successful, to even increase the scope of the game by activating stretch goals.
After the world premiere at gamescom, ROCKFISH Games will present EVERSPACE™ 2 at Pax West in Seattle from August 29 to September 2 and at TwitchCon in San Diego from September 27 to 29.”
The Gamescom convention hosts almost every major publisher in the industry, including Sony Interactive Entertainment. The convention kicked off with Gamescom Opening Night Live a reveal show hosted by Geoff Keighley, the Creator of The Game Awards. You can rewatch the livestream here.
If you need to keep up with all the announcements from the show you can head over to our landing page for the event which has every announcement made during the show. You can also see the announcements as they happen by heading to our Gamescom 2019 Feed.