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Everspace 2 finally has a release date

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A new trailer for space shooter Everspace 2 (opens in new tab) is out, announcing a date for its Early Access release: December 2020. The first Everspace (opens in new tab) was a space-combat roguelike, but the sequel is a full-on open world (open space?) looter shooter that developers Rockfish Games called "the kind of space game we've always wanted to make, but never had the money for." The release of Everspace 2 was scheduled for this month, but was delayed (opens in new tab) earlier this year due to complications surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. There's currently a free demo on Steam, if you're so inclined.

The new trailer sweeps across sprawling sci-fi environments, from the orbit of exploding planets and asteroid fields to swathes of ship wreckage, and there are other neat environments too, in planetary atmospheres: Floating cities, colossal storms, and dusty mining colonies. There are first- and third-person sequences, as ships weave in and out of obstacles while dogfighting with each other. There's also some catchy breakbeat music in the background.

You can check out more about Everspace 2 on its website (opens in new tab) or on the Steam page (opens in new tab). Everspace 2 is scheduled to release in Early Access in December 2020. We've got a lot more going on with Everspace 2 in the PC Gamer forums (opens in new tab), like an AMA with the developers and a giveaway for an Alienware PC package. So go enter to win a  PC, at the very least. 

Jonathan Bolding

Jon Bolding is a games writer and critic with an extensive background in strategy games. When he's not on his PC, he can be found playing every tabletop game under the sun.