ROCKFISH Games and Maximum Games have announced that Everspace 2 will launch in Summer 2023 for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, with PS4 and Xbox One versions now cancelled. The PC release will exit Early Access on April 6, 2023, with a fully optimised Steam Deck release planned alongside the console versions.
Michael Schade, CEO of ROCKFISH Games, commented:
EVERSPACE 2 has been, by far, our biggest and most ambitious project at ROCKFISH Games and a true labor of love over the five years it’s been in development, the last two of which in Early Access. With our release date revealed, we can see a light at the end of the tunnel where our amazing community and players all over the world new to the series will get to experience this adventure full of exciting, white-knuckle space combat and beautiful handcrafted deep space and planetside locations to explore.
We’ve invested a hefty eight-digits budget into creating the game we’ve always wanted to make, and the team is now hard at work finalizing and polishing all of our launch day content to perfection. Beyond the final chapter of the EVERSPACE 2‘s story, there’s still a lot to see!
Schade also explained why the PS4 and Xbox One versions are no longer happening,
Our vision for EVERSPACE 2 has taken us beyond the limitations of previous generation consoles. Our team has spent a significant amount of time trying to create an experience that would satisfy our fans on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but downscaling EVERSPACE 2 to those platforms does not hit the level of quality that we want to deliver.
We’ll be in touch with backers who pledged for copies on console during our Kickstarter to ensure interest is still there for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game and offer refunds in the event they do not have access to those platforms.
Everspace 2 is scheduled for release on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in Summer 2023.