ROCKFISH Games Releases EVERSPACE 2 Closed Beta to Kickstarter Backers

by MaddOx
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Time is relative, indeed. For the developers, it is flying because the next major milestone is always just around the corner. But for you all it probably feels like forever until you can get your hands on the next pre-release version of EVERSPACE 2, right? Well, we’ve got some great news.

Closed Beta Drop

ROCKFISH Games have just updated the official EVERSPACE 2 pre-release build on Steam. Alpha backers can simply fire up Steam to receive their update. Beta backers (Early Adopter Edition reward tier and higher) will find their brand new Steam keys in their email inboxes. If you don’t see your key, please be patient as keys are sent out in batches. Also, make sure to check your spam folders!

Everspace 2 artwork

So, what has changed since the previous production update, you might wonder? Well, apart from new content in the Ceto system that the devs want you to discover for yourselves, they have made further UI/UX improvements based on the much-appreciated feedback from Alpha backers.

They implemented cockpit view featuring fully functional instruments, improved the visual quality of several environmental assets and the overall performance of the build, and, of course, fixed a ton of bugs.

More side missions, job variations and enemy types, points of interest, and puzzles have been added as well. Last but not least, Gero, our Sound Director, has been tweaking and adding sound effects and in-game music tracks. Basically, the Beta is a heavily revamped Alpha with a few content additions as well as more and better LOOT!

Pre-Release Key Giveaways

Now, anyone who feels bummed out because of not having access to the Closed Beta, there are still a few days left to participate in a massive giveaway contest at the PC Gamer Forums with 5 (five) chances to win an EVERSPACE 2 pre-release Steam key; one of which will come with a slick Alienware gaming PC – yup, no joke!

EVERSPACE 2 Player Ship Hires Screenshot 05
If you loved quarrying for precious spare parts as a kid, look forward to finding some precious gear at the expansive scrapyard of Nephtys Planes.

There are quite a few entries already, but when has an EVERSPACE pilot ever let the odds get them down? In the case you are not a lucky star on this one, there will be another run with even better starting conditions – hm, where have we heard that before? 

Narrative Deep Dive

If you haven’t already checked it out, our Creative Director Uwe Wütherich, dropped a deep dive into EVERSPACE lore on The PC Gamer forums with a few tidbits about companions and the story of EVERSPACE 2. Give it a read! ROCKFISH Games would love to hear what you think. 

Make sure to join today’s official Beta reveal stream on Twitch and YouTube, from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm CEST / 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT / 11:00 am to 1:00 pm PDT, where Erik will walk you through the overhauled story campaign in Ceto and give away 3 (three) more pre-release keys of EVERSPACE 2.


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