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Everspace blasts out of early access on May 26

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Tom wasn't too keen on Everspace when he played the newly minted early access version back in September of last year, so I'm hoping it's been made a bit more exciting since then. An update this week has added functional cockpit displays, a "mysterious alien race" and other changes, as the roguelike-ish, sci-fi, VR-enabled starfighter shooter transitions to a full release next month.

Everspace launches (for real) on May 26, and you can watch the latest trailer below.

So what does version 0.7 add, if you've been milling about in Everspace's early access version? You can read the full patch notes here, but here are the big new features added:

  • Added mysterious alien race, referred to as "The Ancients"
  • Added ancient structures, which work as shortcuts
  • Added Glyphs, the second kind of Enhancements
  • Added functional, animated cockpit displays for all player ships
  • Added option to hide HUD in cockpit view
  • Added new device: Missile Turret

Thanks, PCGamesN.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.