More open-world space shooting coming in 2021.
Everspace 2 key art

Rockfish Games debuted a world premiere trailer for Everspace 2 this evening at Gamescom: Opening Night Live. This sequel will once again deliver open-world space shooting and classic RPG elements in the sequel. There is also persistent player progression, a larger number of player ships, and "significantly enhanced storytelling."

Everspace 2 is coming to Steam Early Access in the second half of 2020. The full version is coming to the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One by the end of 2021.

Though the game was announced and shown off with a trailer, there will still be a Kickstarter campaign for the game. This campaign begins on September 9, 2019 and is looking to hit a funding goal of €450,000 once it kicks off. The team hopes to use a larger budget to make a game with better audiovisual quality and scope compared to the previous release.

Everspace 2 will be shown off at PAX West later this month and at TwitchCon in September. In addition to the premiere trailer, seen below, we have also included a 20-minute long "Let's Play" that the devs shared.

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"With its innovative concept of rapid space battles with rogue-like elements and exciting storytelling, EVERSPACE™ was able to excite over a million PC and console players, but many of our fans and space game enthusiasts were still longing for an open-world space shooter with classic RPG elements in the EVERSPACE™ universe," says Michael Schade, CEO and co-founder of ROCKFISH Games. "With EVERSPACE™ 2, we are making a big leap towards an open-world space shooter, but will still remain true to our DNA and offer exactly what our fans love: A beautiful fantastic sci-fi world paired with uncompromising space action that gets down to business right away".