EVERSPACE 2 - All News
Friday - January 14, 2022
EVERSPACE 2 - Overhauled Crafting & Resources, ...
ROCKFISH Games posted the first update of 2022.
LIVE: Overhauled Crafting & Resources | Trading | New Concept Art | Cliffhanger
Happy New Year, pilots!
We bet all of you had a wonderful winter holiday with lots of sweet treats. Or, more likely, floated in a cozy space pilot seat, blasting away at Outlaws. Either way, we hope you had plenty of off-duty time to recharge your batteries for what lies ahead in 2022.
The entire ROCKFISH Games team has been back at work since January 3rd, and Erik, our beloved Community Ambassador and Ace pilot, has already revealed a few, new improvements and upcoming features, like overhauled crafting & mining, and basic trading in our first gamedev & community stream of 2022:loading...
- 00:00 - Intro Screen
- 02:00 - Stream Start
- 07:45 - Today's Plan, Overhauled Crafting & Resources
- 18:19 - How to Find the Leaks in Location Challenges
- 26:05 - Q&A Round
- 34:55 - Everspace 2 has a Demo
- 40:40 - New Resource
- 46:20 - Q&A Round
- 01:01:50 - Ship Style Quality of Life Fix
- 01:26:30 - Mod Support?
- 01:30:45 - Late Game Talk
- 01:33:55 - RFG News & Community Time
Tuesday - December 07, 2021
EVERSPACE 2 - 2022 Roadmap
ROCKFISH Games have posted the status and the roadmap of Everspace 2, an FAQ and a teaser. Yes, it's a long post!
2022 Roadmap | Hottest FAQs | Drake System Teaser
Where has this year gone? The end of December is nearly upon us! Holy scrap, what a journey so far! After over three years of hard work, we launched EVERSPACE 2 in Early Access with a rocket launch release in January. We sold three times as many copies as the predecessor within the first week and hit 91% positive reviews right out of the gate. This massive success was followed by the release of two major content packs, Zharkov: The Vortex and Khaït Nebula: Stranger Skies, both extremely well received, with the game currently sitting at 93% positive reviews. Last but not least, we also partnered with our friends at Microsoft, again, to bring EVERSPACE 2 to Xbox Game Pass for PC allowing us to make an even better space game for all pilots no matter what platform they’re playing on.
Thanks so much to every single pilot who has put their faith in us. Apart from all the glowing but also critical feedback to help us make a better game, the financial commitment from daring test pilots means a ton to us. This enables us to stay fully independent, allowing us to make a game that our team is super excited about. EVERSPACE 2 is probably one of the most expensive Early Access titles out there, so yeah, thanks again for your trust.
Before we talk about what’s coming, let’s have a quick look at what’s already been added to EVERSPACE 2! We see the question about how complete the game is popping up quite a lot, which is very understandable.
Wednesday - November 03, 2021
EVERSPACE 2 - The Khait Nebula: Stranger Skies Update Is Out
ROCKFISH Games has released the major update for Everspace 2 that they announced recently.
The Khait Nebula: Stranger Skies Update Is Out | Changelog 0.7.22328
Get ready for a new ship class, faction, gear, gameplay, alien lifeforms, story content, another companion, and more!
Hey there, pilots!
BOOM shaka-laka-laka, dankeschön, auf wiedersehen! The 3rd major EVERSPACE 2 content update, Khaït Nebula: Stranger Skies has launched on Steam and GOG— WOOHOO! Check out the massive changelog of what's new, or just delve right into our strangest star system yet, featuring a new faction and gear, new gameplay mechanics, new alien lifeforms, new story content, another companion bringing freaking FaaaaaaST tRAveLlllll to your space map and more, as well as an all-new player ship class that will make you go "awww, look at those pretties…!"
This is me genuinely enjoying reaching out to 8K backers and 150K Early Access pilots directly, while also testing the limits of how goofy and entertaining we can go in our communication very similar to how Erik does in our weekly gamedev & community streams on Twitch and YouTube — you really should swing by if you haven't! It's always a ton of fun, especially when things go wrong while showing the very latest dev build. Also, if you have a burning question that has to be answered the heck right now, drop it in chat! I'm behind the keyboard and will answer everything Erik might not be able to cover.loading...
Sunday - October 31, 2021
EVERSPACE 2 - New Heavy Fighter Subclass
Rockfish Games showed the new fighter subclass Vindicator.
VOD: Reveal Of The New Heavy Fighter Subclass: The Vindicator
We took the Vindicator, the all-new heavy fighter subclass, for a spin and unleashed its deadly drones...
Hey there, pilots!
In yesterday's gamedev & community stream, we took the all-new heavy fighter subclass Vindicator for a spin. Check out the VOD below and watch Ace pilot and beloved Community Ambassador Erik Schrader unleash up to five combat drones and use the new vessel's ULT Phallanx to obliterate even the toughest enemies without breaking a sweat:loading...
The Vindicator subclass will be part of the imminent release of the Khaït Nebula: Stranger Skies content update. Stay tuned for our longest news update yet incl. the full changelog and a preview of our 2022 roadmap dropping at the official release on November 3rd.
Sunday - October 24, 2021
EVERSPACE 2 - Content Update
VOD: New Khaït Nebula Location Preview | Fresh Concept Art | Experimental Drop
Hey there, pilots!
The VOD of yesterday's Khaït Nebula gameplay preview is up. Ace pilot and beloved Community Ambassador Erik Schrader showed fresh concept art of the new Redeemers faction as well as a brand-new location in the new star system, featuring new types of Ancient puzzles and more:loading...
TL;DW: Here are the Khaït Nebula: Stranger Skies update experimental release.
Thursday - October 21, 2021
EVERSPACE 2 - Full Release in 2023
Rockfish Games announced that the full release of Everspace 2 was pushed back to early 2023.
EVERSPACE 2 coming to Game Pass for PC in October, Khait Nebula: Stranger Skies update on Steam in November, Full Release 2023
Hamburg, Germany – October 19, 2021 – Independent AA studio ROCKFISH Games is excited to announce they are partnering with Microsoft to bring EVERSPACE 2 to Game Preview on the Windows 10/11 Store through Xbox Game Pass for PC and pay per download for $39.99 / €37.99 / £31.99, available on October 21, 2021.
While the third major EVERSPACE 2 content update, Khaït Nebula, is on track to be officially released on November 3rd with an experimental release on Steam scheduled for October 22, ROCKFISH Games has decided to push back the simultaneous full release on PC (Windows, Mac, Linux), Xbox, and PlayStation to early 2023. [...]
Thursday - October 14, 2021
EVERSPACE 2 - Live Preview of New Content on Oct 15th
Tomorrow, ROCKFISH Games will stream a live gameplay preview of the upcoming EVERSPACE 2 Khait Nebula: Stranger Skies content update.
LIVE: Watch the devs play a snippet of the upcoming EVERSPACE 2 Khait Nebula!
Hey there, pilots!
Your 1st Communications Officer here with an important PSA: The upcoming EVERSPACE 2 Khait Nebula: Stranger Skies content update is ready for official live gameplay previews on our Twitch and YouTube channel and here on Steam, starting this Friday at 8:00 pm CSET / 2:00 pm EDT / 11:00 am PDT.
In fact, Erik, our beloved Community Ambassador, already gave a little sneak peek during last week's ROCKFISH Games Show:loading...
The Steam exclusive experimental release of the 3rd EVERSPACE 2 content update is scheduled for October 22nd with the official release dropping on Steam and GOG on November 3rd.
Keep it civil on the forums, and see you in space!
Michael and your dedicated ROCKFISH Games Team
Wednesday - May 12, 2021
EVERSPACE 2 - First Major Update
The update (“Union: Contracts/Heartland”) brings new mission types, ship classes, activities, challenges, improved game balancing, an Outlaw sub-faction introducing special gear with set bonuses, as well as an additional companion to join the adventure, and more.
The first major EVERSPACE 2 update adds three main and three side missions as well as several additional side activities, all taking place in the second star system, Ceto.
EVERSPACE fans will recall Elek, an Outlaw ally from the EVERSPACE: Encounters expansion. The new main mission rescuing Elek will take combat and exploration gameplay deep underground, and introduces a new corrosive damage dealing enemy, the Cave Crawlers. Once rescued, Elek provides clues on how to advance the main story. Later on, he can even be called to join in battles as wingman through a new perk tree.
EVERSPACE 2 Pilots might wonder how Elek ended up hanging upside down… trapped in a cocoon… in a dark, spooky cave deep underground at Cephas Downs… they’ll find out soon!
The first new ship class for EVERSPACE 2 is also being made available in this update. The Heavy-class Bomber allows secondary weapons to use energy instead of ammunition and regenerates hull when damaging enemies, perfect for pulverizing targets without breaking a sweat. The ship’s Ultimate ability unleashes the ARC-9000, a massive ball of destruction that damages all ships in its vicinity and explodes on impact. The team has also shared that they will be releasing a second ship in a post-update patch. The Light-class Vanguard offers players looking for faster, hit-and-run, type builds the chance to live out their starfighter dreams.
Veteran EVERSPACE pilots already know that the Ancient Warden is no push-over with its hyperbolic long-range attacks that can hit you even behind cover and its ability to teleport when receiving too much damage. Make sure you have weapons with high energy damage installed, dodge its attacks, and pay attention to the final combat phase that will be even more devastating in the confined space of a cave.
Sunday - March 07, 2021
EVERSPACE 2 - Early Access Preview @Cultured Vultures
An Early Access preview of Everspace 2 from Cultured Vultures.
The richly detailed environments of Everspace 2 are breathtaking. From extensive asteroid fields to abandoned research stations, Rockfish Games imparts beauty to an otherwise deadly void of space. Furthermore, most of the environment is interactive, either in the form of usable objects or damaging obstacles. Traveling between systems is another great interactive experience. After entering FTL (faster than light) travel, waypoints from your map appear around you. The autopilot can be changed from waypoint to waypoint or you can fly manually; furthermore, on occasion, distress beacons or unknown signals will pop up during fast travel that are not on your map. There are so many different areas to explore that it’s sometimes hard to stay on the main quest.
As I played through the storyline, I learned more about the galaxy and several of its factions, though it is early in development itself. Single frame cutscenes made me feel like I was reading a comic book and kept the plot interesting. Having died countless times during his service as a clone pilot, Adam now looks for a way out from the Colonial Fleet. Since clones are treated like property, they have no rights or freedom. Desertion becomes Adam’s only way of escaping his never ending servitude and with the fleet still after him, he fights to survive one last life.
Friday - January 22, 2021
EVERSPACE 2 - Preview @ IGN India
IGN India checked out the Early Access title Everspace 2:
Everspace 2 - Review
Space to grow.
Roguelikes might be enjoying their moment in the sun in recent years (just ask Hades, our Game of the Year for 2020), but Everspace 2 shows that procedural generation isn’t the only way forward. The original Everspace is a cool space fighter roguelike, but the sequel has changed course toward a more traditional action-RPG style, and its series of missions across an open region of space feel a lot more in the vein of Freelancer or Rebel Galaxy Outlaw as a result. But it holds onto its free movement system, which makes its combat stand out from other space shooters in style. There’s already a fair amount of it to explore at its early access launch, and it keeps things interesting by mixing in some puzzle-solving to break up the flashy dogfights.