ROCKFISH Games is releasing the Closed Alpha of EVERSPACE™ 2 on Steam, giving more than 1,200 Kickstarter supporters an early hands-on experience with content planned for the game’s Steam Early Access release in December. At this time, Closed Alpha keys are only available as prizes on the ROCKFISH Games Friday streams or media partner events such as CohhCarnage’s charity stream on https://www.twitch.tv/GCXEvent
“Creating large open-world games with skill-based second-to-second gameplay and complex player progression can be a beast as there are so many different ways to play through the story campaign while also free-roaming and doing side missions or mini-jobs in any given order with a myriad of possible loadouts at the players’ disposal,” said Michael Schade, CEO at ROCKFISH Games; “Following the great results of working exclusively with our most committed fans on the predecessor’s pre-release, we very much look forward to daring pilots taking the closed Alpha of EVERSPACE 2 for a spin and sharing their experience to help us nail the core game before we go into Beta and Steam Early Access, later this year.”
The Closed Alpha gives players access to approximately 10 hours of gameplay including a story beat and free exploration, culminating in the first star system’s boss fight. In addition to new Ship Devices and Ultimate Abilities, players will be able to explore the all-new pilot and companion perk system.
While pilot perks are level-based, companion perks can be unlocked through various resources players gather along their journey.
Through main storyline content, scripted side missions, and various jobs, players will be able to reach the Closed Alpha cap of level 10. New ships, NPCs, and equipment have been added for players to discover as they explore even more regions in space, planetary locations, and cave systems in the game’s first solar system.
There are lots of handcrafted locations to discover in the first solar system; some won’t even be on the players’ radar until they stumble over them.
The Closed Alpha is English-only, with plans to localize in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean at full release. Quality narrative cutscenes and text-to-speech mission dialogues will serve as placeholders until Steam Early Access.
EVERSPACE™ 2 is planned to reach Closed Beta in Fall 2020. Early Access of EVERSPACE™ 2 on Steam is currently scheduled for December 2020, with the full version for PC, PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One scheduled for release in Q1 2022. A demo version of EVERSPACE™ 2 featuring early content from the game is available as a free download on Steam as part of the Steam Game Festival, Summer Edition.