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EVERSPACE is probably one of my absolute favourite space shooters from the last few years, so I'm extremely excited to see EVERSPACE 2 be announced and confirmed for Linux.

For the Linux confirmation, I reached out on Twitter where the developer replied with "#Linux support scheduled for full release in 2021!".

It shall be continuing to use Unreal Engine, with a release on Steam first in Early Access next year. So while we won't be getting the early builds, we will at least see it at the final release which is awesome. Take a look at their trailer for it:

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A key different between this and the first game, is that it's ditching the rogue-like die and repeat mechanics. Instead, it's going to be a full open-world exploration based story experience. Seems the combat it going to be very much like the original though, which makes me happy as it was intense!

Get ready to open your wallets, as they need a bit of funding. They're going to be heading to Kickstarter on September 9th.

Even though it's nowhere near finished, I think it looks pretty incredible.

You can now wishlist and follow it on the Steam page.

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x_wing 20 Aug, 2019
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!
drmoth 20 Aug, 2019
Loved the previous game...definitely will get this!
mao_dze_dun 20 Aug, 2019
I own the first one. Loved the graphics and combat (essentially Freelancer), but I really did not care for the rougelike gameplay. Really happy to hear the second one is going the exploration way. Between this and Starpoint Gemini 3, Freelancer fans are getting their fix of space dogfights and exploration.
Beamboom 20 Aug, 2019
"full open-world exploration based story experience" - oh hello, welcome to my wishlist!
Nevertheless 20 Aug, 2019
Quoting: MaathNot to be a Debbie Downer, but I caution that this could become an Epic exclusive. I don't know if using the Unreal engine increases that potential or not.

Last time they promised Linux support they kept their promise against all difficulties! So there must be at least one Linux friendly alternative to EGS.
Sil_el_mot 20 Aug, 2019
Quoting: MaathNot to be a Debbie Downer, but I caution that this could become an Epic exclusive. I don't know if using the Unreal engine increases that potential or not.

In the Steam Forums they answered this with "It's announced for Steam and coming to Steam Early Access :)"
Arehandoro 20 Aug, 2019
Awesome! The first is a great game, which I'm terrible at, but the changes to an open-world space with more exploration as story seem to me like the kind of change I was hoping for. I might back it on Kickstarter actually :D
crt0mega 20 Aug, 2019
Amazing news!

Damn ... I still haven't played the first one.
dpanter 20 Aug, 2019
Just what the Doctor ordered! Excellent news indeed!
iiari 21 Aug, 2019
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Quoteit's ditching the rogue-like die and repeat mechanics. Instead, it's going to be a full open-world exploration based story experience.
Easily the most annoying part of the otherwise super-high quality original. If the open world is done well (easily the hardest thing in all-space-dom), this will be a real gem. Absolutely will back.
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