EVERSPACE 2, revealed at Gamescom 2019, has officially begun its Kickstarter today, with a financing goal of 450,000 EUR (493,000 USD). Set to end on November 4th, 2019, the full release is scheduled for the second half of 2021, on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Those interested in donating can do so at this link.
The official successor to the original Everspace, they are aiming for it to surpass its predecessor in both quality and scope. Instead of being more of a roguelike, Everspace 2 will be an open-world game, that also combines classic RPG elements and extended storytelling. 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 new importance.
To ensure the narrative quality of the 20+ hours campaign, with countless side missions, ROCKFISH Games is working with creative minds such as Joshua Rubin, who has been involved in AAA productions such as Destiny, Assassin’s Creed II, and The Walking Dead. Streamline Studios and Volta will also be involved as external development partners.