Everspace 2 early access release pushed back to January to avoid clash with Cyberpunk 2077

Rockfish Games has announced that it will be pushing back the early access release of Everspace 2 from December to January, and it is doing so precisely because of the new release date for Cyberpunk 2077. CD Projekt RED recently delayed the much anticipated game to December 10th. Rockfish Games has taken this decision because it is likely Cyberpunk 2077 will have the bulk of the attention through December, and that their maybe some fans who want to play both games. The statement from Rockfish Games can be found below.

Greetings, Pilots!

Let’s get the cyber elephant out of the room right away: The Cyberpunk 2077 release has just been pushed back to December 10, which is a major blow to our planned EVERSPACE 2 Early Access release in mid-December. Not only will every media outlet and content creator cover the arguably most-anticipated AAA game in history throughout the entire holiday season (and not much else), we also know that there’s quite a bit of audience overlap within our community (and our team), so…

After a quick consultation with our marketing friends at Evolve PR, Plan Of Attack, and Swordfish PR, we’ve decided to push back the EVERSPACE 2 Early Access release to January.

In light of this the developer is sending out pre-release keys to all eligible Kickstarter backers from Monday November 2nd, giving access to Everspace 2’s closed beta. These keys will be revoked when early access starts with new keys being sent for players to redeem from their PC store of choice. The team also discussed how crafting will work in Everspace 2. Players will need a set of defined crafting resources and specific items. Any item crafted will be level with a player’s level so it can be used straight away instead of sitting there unusable until you reach a recommended level. Blueprints will also be available to find in the game, which in turn allows for you to work towards particular items you may want.

Source: Kickstarter 

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