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EVERSPACE 2 full launch delayed into 2023

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Along with an announcement that EVERSPACE 2 will be available in "Xbox Game Pass for PC" (which means nothing for Linux), the other big note was that the full release is being delayed.

Still, it's a move that ROCKFISH CEO Michael Schade mentions "provides extra funding for our team to complete the story campaign as promised, really nail the endgame, and keep pushing the envelope on all platforms" about it being in Game Pass so the result will hopefully be a better game.

While the third major EVERSPACE 2 content update, Khaït Nebula, is on track to be officially released on November 3 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.

You can see a recent preview of the new update in their livestream below:

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I'm a little sad that it'll be another 18 months or so until a final release. But, the company has a good track record, is communicating well with its backers, and I would prefer a good game finished late rather than a rushed, lesser version. It'll remain something to look forward to further out on the calendar.
Julius 20 Oct
As an original Kickstarter backer without "beta" access I am starting to feel a bit annoyed by this perpetual beta status :(
Corben 20 Oct
This game has in it's current state (without the Khaït Nebula update) already more than 40h gameplay. I started a new save with the Zharkov update, and I even kinda rushed through the main story (so I could quickly reach the new content) and after 35h I finished it, but still haven't explored all locations yet. If the lose story ends wouldn't indicate there's more to come, this could be kind of a finished game already. This feels way more than a beta, it's pretty polished for an EA title.
Yes, I'm biased, as I'm a big fan of ES1 and ES2. And a space game fan in general. So I'm also looking forward to Chorus, a new space game, coming in December. From Fishlabs, the former company of Rockfishgames.


Last edited by Corben on 20 October 2021 at 11:38 pm UTC
kokoko3k 21 Oct
Quoting: CorbenThis game has in it's current state (without the Khaït Nebula update) already more than 40h gameplay. I started a new save with the Zharkov update, and I even kinda rushed through the main story (so I could quickly reach the new content) and after 35h I finished it, but still haven't explored all locations yet. If the lose story ends wouldn't indicate there's more to come, this could be kind of a finished game already. This feels way more than a beta, it's pretty polished for an EA title.
Yes, I'm biased, as I'm a big fan of ES1 and ES2. And a space game fan in general. So I'm also looking forward to Chorus, a new space game, coming in December. From Fishlabs, the former company of Rockfishgames.
Let me understand, are the Everspace 2 devs the same as for the first episode or not? And Who are the Chorus devs anyway?
Thanks.


Last edited by kokoko3k on 21 October 2021 at 5:30 am UTC
Corben 21 Oct
Quoting: kokoko3kLet me understand, are the Everspace 2 devs the same as for the first episode or not? And Who are the Chorus devs anyway?
Thanks.
Yeah, Everspace 1 and 2 is from the same developers: RockfishGames.
All of Rockfish has been Fishlabs before though. They are devs of the Galaxy on Fire series. But they had financial issues, and got bought by DeepSilver.
DeepSilver wanted FishLabs to do mobile games, which they weren't happy with, so the founders of FishLabs left, and most of the team as well, to create Rockfish.
Both teams grew, after the great financial success of ES1 Rockfish is now developing ES2.
Fishlabs still also loves to make space games, and apparently got allowed to create their own new IP with Chorus.
If you watch the Chorus trailers, videos etc, you can see they both, Rockfish and FishLabs, totally share some genes development and art-style wise.
Rockfish is now a self founded indie dev studio, while FishLabs has DeepSilver backing them up.
Alm888 21 Oct
I will believe in Linux release when I see one, not sooner.

Alas, between "Just Use Proton" and "Bloodscammed" (in other words, dropping Linux outright without any refunds regardless of Kickstarter promises) I've not given other options.
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