No longer competing with Cyberpunk 2077.
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One of the games that was impacted by the new release date for Cyberpunk 2077 was Everspace 2. Rockfish Games had decided to delay the Early Access release of their space shooter by about a month to avoid competing with the mega-hype train that was Cyberpunk's release.

Today, we now know that the Early Access release is happening on January 18, 2021.

The Early Access release will be coming to both Steam and on the 18th. A full release of the final game is expected to happen in the first half of 2022 and will feature native support for both macOS and Linux in addition to the Windows support. There is also a demo available through Steam if you would rather try out a free albeit super early and barebones release of the game.

The Early Access release is set to be priced at $39.99 (USD).

“After multiple rounds of community testing by some 2,000 players, and great feedback from various gaming outlets and content creators on the closed Beta, EVERSPACE 2 is ready for Early Access. We can’t wait to receive feedback on the initial release version from space game enthusiasts on Steam and GOG,” says Michael Schade, CEO & co-founder of ROCKFISH Games. “Of course, the game is far from being finished. On top of the two star systems EVERSPACE 2 pilots will be able to explore in Early Access at launch, we plan to have four to six more as well as several additional player ship subclasses beyond the Interceptor, Sentinel, Striker, Gunship, and Scout at launch, to be gradually added on a quarterly basis. In the final game, players will also be able to enjoy twice as much story content plus lots of worthwhile endgame activities. We look forward to working closely with our community over the course of the next 12 to 18 months to make an outstanding narrative-driven open-world space looter shooter."