Endless Space 2 Enters Steam Early Access; Faction Trailers Released


Amplitude Studios just announced their 4X space strategy game Endless Space 2 entered Steam Early Access today.

The trailers that were released today trailers fill us in on the backstory of the Sophons and Voydani factions.

Romain de Waubert de Genlis, Creative Director at Amplitude Studios (who was featured in our exclusive interview a few months ago), commented on the development process so far:

Endless Space 2 has been such a fun development process, building upon Endless Space and Endless Legend, and creating the game brick by brick.

Our games are deep, and we need lots of different people collaborating and contributing their thoughts and suggestions during Early Access, to help us formulate the perfect game.

Anyone picking Endless Space 2 should expect to see the following Early Access features:

  • Four Factions: Players can pick a race and build colonies from the first four asymmetric factions available: Sophons, Voydani, Cravers, and Lumeris. A total of eight factions, including one that is entirely created by the community, are planned for the full release.

  • Amplified Reality: Scan the map to get more detailed information with a simple keyboard touch. This keeps the user interface as clean as possible while still allowing more detailed information for those who want it.

  • Immersive Battles: Prepare ships, organize fleets, choose strategies, and study the results in real time.

  • Rich, Endless Universe: Quests and events linked to population, heroes, exploration, thriving factions – Endless Space 2 has everything needed for players to create their own stories!

  • Two Victory Types: Play for 100 turns and either get the highest score or eliminate all opponents. More victory types will be added later.

No word yet on the full release date, but we will keep you updated. Our own Chris Wray shared his thoughts in his preview of Endless Space 2 last month and how it compares to the first Endless Space.