The Kickstarter campaign for EVERSPACE 2 from independent Hamburg-based developer ROCKFISH Games, has started with a base funding goal of 450,000 EUR (493,000 USD) and is set to end on November 4, 2019: https://kickstarter.com/projects/rockfishgames/everspace-2. Early Access on Steam is scheduled for September 2020 with the full release version for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One scheduled for the second half of 2021.
Instead of the previous roguelike game mechanics, the focus in EVERSPACE 2 will be on open-world gameplay combined with classic RPG elements and extended storytelling.
Thanks to the expanded perks and a brand new class-based player ship system with dozens of models, players can also fully customize their spaceship to their individual playing style with weapons, plating, and equipment, similar to classic RPG character development. Despite all the innovations, EVERSPACE 2 remains true to its space shooter core and presents fast-paced space combat in the well-known EVERSPACE style.