EVERSPACE which met its Kickstarter targets last September is to enter early access on Steam, Xbox and GOG.com on September 14th. Everspace is an action-focused single-player space shooter combining rogue like elements with top-notch visuals and promising a captivating non-linear story.
Everspace is an action space based shooter with rogue like elements that will be heading to early access after its successful Kickstarter campaign and closed Alpha and Beta sessions. The game is being developed by Rockfish games who mostly worked on mobile games in the past. Everspace will be the first game to take advantage of Microsoft’s ‘Play anywhere’ initiative.
Chris Charla, director of ID@Xbox said “We are very excited to kick off the Xbox preview program for Windows 10 with the highly anticipated rouguelike space shooter Everspace. With it’s fast paced gameplay and stunning visuals its great to play on PC and Xbox One making it the perfect game for Play anywhere.”
“While our heritage is AAA mobile gaming we are super excited about PC and console games. Equipped with the unlimited possibilities of Unreal Engine 4 and the rendering power of new consoles and gaming PCs”
Rockfish games believe that whilst there are some great space sim games out there, there’s space and a craving for a faster paced space combat game combining easy-to-pick-up gameplay, AAA-quality graphics and sound, and a captivating, non-linear story.
Every attempt to reach your destination on the levels will be different thanks to the way new challenges and obstacles are introduced and altered during gameplay. When you start a run, a new course to your destination will be plotted so that it is very unlikely that you will encounter the same scenario twice. To survive you will have may choices to make:
- Use different tactics when dealing with enemies – cloak your ship and sneak past or attack with all guns blazing?
- Gather resources for much needed repairs in the local asteroid belt or hunt down well-guarded traders for their precious supplies?
- Explore the mysterious nebula visible in the distance with unknown consequences or stay safe and head straight to the space station for refuelling?
- Investigate cosmic anomalies and stellar bodies (wormholes, comets, derelict ship wrecks) or try your luck in the next system?
In order to leave the system and jump to the next one, you will need to gather enough fuel to power up your jump drive and at the same time collect credits and resources to craft items to upgrade your ship. The promise of an ever changing universe along with a dynamic story should keep the game feeling fresh and hopefully promote exploring every nook and cranny.
Everspace will receive updates through out it’s early access and the full game is currently scheduled for release in Q1 of 2017. The finished game will have more ships, a voice acted non linear story , dynamic cockpit displays, VR support and a hardcore mode, featuring perma-death for the budding Skywalkers out there.