EVERSPACE 2, the Open World Space Shooter Sequel, Is Now on Kickstarter for Funding
EVERSPACE 2, sequel to the roguelike space shooter released in 2016, is now on a Kickstarter campaign for funding as announced by developer ROCKFISH Games. So far, over 10% of the minimum funding goal of €450K has been reached through pledges.
CEO and Co-Founder of ROCKFISH Games Michael Schade said in a statement:
We are returning to Kickstarter to give our biggest fans the opportunity to be involved and influence the development of the game at an early stage. Of course, we still have a lot of our own ideas to add to the basic game: from New Game+ to giant space monsters, so we're excited to see how many of these stretch goals our community will unlock.
This sequel is aiming much higher, with a 20-hour-long campaign, 'countless' side missions, and partners like Joshua Rubin (Destiny, Assassin's Creed II, The Walking Dead) and external studios such as Volta and Streamline Studios. Early Access on Steam is expected in September 2020, with a full launch tentatively scheduled for the second half of 2021 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Instead of the previous roguelike game mechanics, the focus in EVERSPACE 2 will be on open world gameplay combined with classic RPG elements and extended storytelling.
Thanks to the expanded perks and a brand new class-based player ship system with dozens of models, players can also fully customize their spaceship to their individual playing style with weapons, plating, and equipment, similar to classic RPG character development. Despite all the innovations, EVERSPACE 2 remains true to its space shooter core and presents fast-paced space action in the well-known EVERSPACE style.
The story of EVERSPACE 2 continues from its successful predecessor. As one of the surviving clone pilots, the player is faced with the remnants of his past: the cloning program has been canceled, the colonial authorities have placed a bounty on him, and now that dying means the ultimate death the search for the meaning of life suddenly takes on a whole new importance. Fate, however, has big plans and soon the player discovers what it means to evolve from a former military clone to a truly real person. EVERSPACE 2 not only creates a powerful gaming experience, but also one that is visually impressive in the beautiful infinity of space where breathtaking cinematic scenery invites - encourages - exploration.
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