EVERSPACE™ 2 is a fast-paced single-player spaceship shooter with worthwhile exploration in space and on planets, tons of loot, RPG elements, mining, and crafting. Experience a thoughtful sci-fi story, set in a vivid, handcrafted open world full of secrets, puzzles, and perils.
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Very Positive (40) - 87% of the 40 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (5,106) - 87% of the 5,106 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 18, 2021

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Why Early Access?

“We decided to go into Early Access with EVERSPACE 2 since working closely with our most-dedicated fans helped tremendously when making its predecessor. Early Access enables us to stay truly independent, not compromise on our creative vision, and release the game only when we and our community think it is ready.

Now, as we make the leap from making a linear roguelike space shooter as a small indie team to creating a full-blown open-world space looter shooter as an ambitious AA PC game with EVERSPACE 2, we need your help more than ever.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We had been working hard for over two and a half years to have core gameplay mechanics and a good chunk of quality content in place for a solid Early Access release. Since the launch in January 2021, we have released three major content updates with three more to come in 2022 before hitting full release in early 2023. You can find more in our 2022 roadmap Steam news update here.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“As mentioned in our 2022 roadmap Steam news update, we hit about 80% completion of production at the end of 2021. For better clarity, we have listed the planned scope of the full release below:

  • More star systems, locations, enemies, activities etc. (7 star systems planned for v1.0)
  • More player ship subclasses and tiers (9 subclasses with 4 tiers each planned for v1.0)
  • More ship customization options
  • More player levels (max player level 30 planned for v1.0)
  • More items and resources incl. Legendary gear
  • More player perks (6 x 3 perk upgrade options planned for v1.0)
  • More companion characters incl. perks to upgrade (7 companions planned for v1.0)
  • More challenges
  • More main and side mission story content (30+ hours of story content planned for v1.0)
  • More situational commentary from Adam and Hive
  • More interesting jobs and factions
  • More alien creatures
  • Natural phenomena like lightning fields, black holes, solar storms, etc.
  • Different Outlaw factions with different tech
  • Better trading opportunities, price tracking, trade routes
  • Codex
  • Game difficulty setting
  • Worthwhile endgame content and activities
  • Achievements
  • UI and text language support for German (as well as professional voice dubbing), French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean
  • Mac and Linux support

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“EVERSPACE 2 currently features English voice acting for the first 20+ hours of the story campaign and several side missions that take place in four out of seven planned star systems in the final game. The current version is easily good for 40 hours of gameplay for players who search for all the secrets, solve each puzzle, and complete every challenge available while also taking each of the eight ship classes for a spin at least once.

Even though all core gameplay mechanics of space combat, exploration, mining, puzzle-solving, traveling, trading, itemization, crafting, ship customization, and companion perks are already implemented, we are still working on all these systems based on community feedback.

We have put a great amount of effort into performance optimization, but there is still potential for improvement and it would be great to get your feedback on how your overall gameplay experience is (please share your specs and game settings if you do so).

While EVERSPACE 2 is not meant to be a hardcore space sim, we have spent a lot of time adding fully customizable controls also for HOTAS/HOSAS/HOSAM incl. presets for popular Logitech and Thrustmaster joysticks hardware setups.

Of course, there are still some design issues and minor bugs already on our list as the game is not finished. That said, we believe that there is lots of stuff for you to enjoy even at this stage. If you are still on the fence, make sure to check out the ROCKFISH Games channel on YouTube or Twitch where we stream the latest dev build every Friday from 8 pm to 10 pm CET / 2 pm to 4 pm ET / 11 am to 1 pm PT to see for yourself where production is currently at.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“During Early Access, we are running only a few moderate discounts as we very much respect and appreciate the financial commitment of our backers when we only had a prototype to show to get pilots excited about our vision back in 2019.

At full release, we plan to reasonably raise the price to what feels right for a polished AA space combat and exploration game with at least 30 hours of story content plus many more hours of fun in the endgame when hunting for the best loot in EVERSPACE 2.

Thankfully, we don’t have any investors or publishers breathing down our neck, so we can promise we won’t have any microtransactions, obtrusive product placement, or other immersion-breaking advertisements ruining your experience further down the line. However, eagle-eyed players may spot a few subtle placements where we give a nod to a handful of excellent content creators who help us promote the game.

Furthermore, EVERSPACE 2 will be DRM-free, requiring no internet connection after downloading the latest version. We also consider NFTs, especially in the area of games, to be pure rip-offs. So if someone tries to sell you EVERSPACE, EVERSPACE 2, or ROCKFISH Games crypto-crap, it’s a scam!”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We have been working closely with our community since the very beginning when we announced the first EVERSPACE installment, in 2015. The best place to provide feedback would be the Steam forum or on our website https://everspace.game. If you are up for more personal interactions with the team and EVERSPACE fans, join our Discord channel. Of course, we are also active on all our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, and Instagram, where your feedback is highly appreciated, too.”
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“Everspace 2 is close to being the new gold standard for space shooters | I like tinkering with graphs and plotting galactic domination as much as the next guy, but I'm enjoying Everspace 2's singular focus on energetic combat and exploration. Even though it's an Early Access game that Rockfish says still needs 12 to 18 months of work, Everspace 2 is absolutely worth buying when it releases on January 18.”
N/A – PC Gamer

“I’m already heavily impressed by Everspace 2 and think Rockfish Games is doing an incredible job. The combat is excellent, the graphics look great, and the game naturally explains all of its mechanics in an extremely clear manner that makes it more than easy to grasp all of its many facets. The only worrisome thing is that, yes, you’re going to lose your save if you play now. Aside from that, though, the game is very much well worth picking up, as it’s a blast.”
N/A – PC Invasion

“EVERSPACE 2 | The Best Space Adventure In A Looong Time. This space shooter brings along a single-player galaxy exploring adventure, fluid controls, worthwhile upgrades, and great combat.”
N/A – Boomstick Gaming

About This Game

EVERSPACE™ 2 puts you in the pilot seat in this fast-paced single-player space shooter, where vicious encounters and brutal challenges stand between you and that next epic loot drop. Explore the war-torn star systems of the Demilitarized Zone of Cluster 34—each massive handcrafted area is packed with secrets, puzzles, and perils to encounter.

Experience a thrilling sci-fi story following Adam, a clone pilot seeking his place in the universe. The events of his past tangle with clashing factions as the DMZ approaches a boiling point. Escape colonial capture, navigate the intrigues of local warlords, evade energy-maddened cultists, and fend off war-hungry aliens.

Adam will need more than wits, luck, and skill to survive—gather a team of experts to achieve his payday and finally achieve his dream of escaping the DMZ. Meet old friends and new allies, each with their own stories to tell. They will join you during missions, provide upgradable perks, unlock new abilities, and aid your path forward.

Discover alien species, unveil mysteries, find hidden treasures, and defend your valuables against outlaw gangs. But don’t get cocky: there will be some high-risk/high-reward areas waiting for you where grabbing that ultra-special gear and getting out alive will require some serious piloting skills and all your talent for improvisation.

Annihilate your foes the EVERSPACE™ way: Dodge, dash, roll, and boost guns blazing into frantic dogfights, leaving only a trail of space scrap behind. Use a wide range of weaponry and abilities to defeat a large variety of opponents like drones, fighters, heavy bombers, and powerful gunships all the way to massive capital vessels. Always look around and use your environment to your advantage, and gain the upper hand even if you are outnumbered.

Enter the world of EVERSPACE and explore it at your leisure. Cluster 34 is brimming with main and side missions, activities, events and secrets to be uncovered. So fire up your hyperdrive and shape your legacy among the stars.

Expand your private ship collection from a virtually endless supply of ships, composed of various unique ship classes and optimize your build to perfection. Cleverly combine modules, weapons, devices, and perks to fit your individual playstyle and the current objective.

Hunt for the next better gear and be ready to constantly re-evaluate your current setup. Look for loot that fits your playstyle but be willing to leave your comfort zone and try something new. Be ready to find and exploit synergistic effects between equipment, perks, devices, and ships to fully maximize their potential.

Roam the world looking for the best deals on certain commodities, becoming the part-time trader you always wanted to be. However, prices will vary based on supply and demand, so you better check about the latest offerings before you set course to the next trading station. Always be on the look-out against ambushes during interstellar travel.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K@2.9GHz or AMD FX 6300@2.9GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 (3 GB) or AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The game is in Early Access; minimum specifications may change during development.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K@3.5GHz or Ryzen 5 1500X@3.5GHz
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB) or AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB)
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: SSD recommended. The game is in Early Access; recommended specifications may change during development.

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