Everspace 2 Announced at Gamescom 2019 (VIDEO)
Fans of space combat games have had a lot to be happy about lately. Rebel Galaxy Outlaw made a huge splash last week, delivering an immersive space cowboy experience allowing folks to smuggle, pirate, and follow a story of revenge against bandits who killed your loved one. Additionally, No Man’s Sky recently released its Beyond update, featuring brand new VR compatibility and a bevy of other features. As if that wasn’t enough, Gamescom 2019’s live show had quite the announcement for fans of games like these. A sequel to the 2017 space shooter, Everspace 2 was revealed during the show, and you can check out the trailer right here:
While the trailer doesn’t say anything specific, the its YouTube description had a little bit of information to offer:
EVERSPACE™ 2 is a fast-paced single-player space shooter with deep exploration, tons of loot and RPG elements. Set in a persistent open world, it is driven by a captivating sci-fi story that picks up shortly after the events of the predecessor.”
Those who remember the original Everspace will recall the game’s roguelike structure with nonlinear story-telling, though much of that was corrected prior to the game’s official launch from its beta. With the sequel, it appears that Rockfish will be focusing on a more traditional open-world and narrative-driven mission structure. The developer talked about a “significantly expanded development budget” in a press release for the game, so that might explain why the scale of the game was expanded.
Everspace 2 is expected to launch into our hearts in 2021.
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Colin is a freelance writer for DFTG with previous bylines at other media outlets such as Twinfinite.