ROCKFISH Games announced its new open world space shooter EVERSPACE™ 2 for PC and consoles at gamescom: Opening Night Live. A Kickstarter campaign for additional funding will start on September 09, 2019.

Press release:
Hamburg, Germany – August 19, 2019 – After ROCKFISH Games landed a surprise hit on PC and consoles with its studio debut EVERSPACE™, the independent developer from Hamburg has announced the official successor “EVERSPACE 2” at gamescom: Opening Night Live.

In contrast to the roguelike concept of its predecessor, EVERSPACE™ 2is an open world space shooter with classic RPG elements and persistent player progression, as well as many more player ships and significantly enhanced storytelling.

EVERSPACE™ 2has a planned Steam Early Access release in late 2020 with the full version arriving on PC (via Steam), PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One at the end of 2021.

The first trailer, which celebrated its premiere at gamescom: Opening Night Live, and is available on the ROCKFISH Games YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/I-LNiZxsY7s, was created exclusively from in-game pre-alpha captured video.

Space game enthusiasts attending gamescom can get a first taste of the quality, gameplay and open-world feeling at the ROCKFISH stand inthe Indie Arena Booth (Hall 10.2), where a polished prototype will be playable.

“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”.

EVERSPACE™ 2will clearly surpass outperform its predecessor in terms of both audiovisual quality and scope, which is reflected in the significantly higher development budget. ROCKFISH Games plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign on September 9, 2019 with a funding goal of €450,000 forEVERSPACE™ 2.

As with the successful campaign of its predecessor in 2015, the EVERSPACE™community will thus be involved in the development process as early as possible. Moreover, the financial independence of the studio will be further secured in order to ensure full creative control at all times during production and, if successful, to even increase the scope of the game by activating stretch goals.

After the world premiere at gamescom, ROCKFISH Games will present EVERSPACE™ 2at Pax West in Seattle from August 29 to September 2 and at TwitchCon in San Diego from September 27 to 29.

About ROCKFISH Games GmbH
ROCKFISH Games is an independent games studio based in Hamburg, Germany which specializes in high-quality 3D action games for PC and console, based on Unreal Engine 4. It was founded by mobile games veterans Michael Schade and Christian Lohr, who have been joint entrepreneurs in the 3D graphics space for over 25 years.

As founders and managers of Fishlabs Entertainment, they spearheaded 3D mobile gaming for almost a decade before they took on a new adventure with ROCKFISH Games. Meanwhile, the team consists of 18 full-time employees, mostly coming from the dev team of the wildly popular original Galaxy on Fire mobile games series.

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