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Everspace 2 Hits Early Access on Steam and GOG Today

Plus a shiny new trailer

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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Open world space shooter Everspace 2 is releasing in Early Access on Steam and GOG Games in Development today. Here’s what you need to know.

First up, in case you missed it, be sure to check out our preview here where Jason called it, “the Star Fox game I’ve always wanted.” The Early Access launch will feature two star systems, 25+ hours of gameplay, space combat, mining, puzzle-solving, item shopping, crafting, ship customization, RPG-style leveling, passive perks as well as lower tier models of five different player ship subclasses.

You’ll unlock upgrade options to improve passive skills for combat, looting, gear crafting, dismantling, ship repair, and other abilities by investing various resources into companion perks. Since this is Early Access, new features will be added throughout. Some of these feature include:

  • More star systems, locations, enemies, activities etc. (8 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)
  • Natural phenomena like lightning fields, black holes, solar storms, etc.


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Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.