Everspace 2 Early Access Release Delayed to Avoid Competition With Cyberpunk 2077 and Outriders – GamingBolt

It wouldnt be wise to directly compete against two sci-fi shooter RPG juggernauts, says the developer.

When it was announced in August of last year, developers Rockfish Games confirmed thatEverspace 2would be entering early access on Steam in the second half of 2020- but those plans have now been postponed because of very interesting reasons.

In a new update share by the developer, it was confirmed thatEverspace 2searly access launch is being delayed to September. The reason? They very openly admit that they dont want to compete directly against the likes ofCyberpunk 2077andOutriders,mammoth AAA games that are both coming out in that window as well.

As an open world sci-fi shooter with RPG elements, Rockfish Games think theres quite a bit of overlap between audiences of these games, and as such, they dont think its wise to directly compete against two sci-fi shooter RPG juggernauts.

Some AAA blockbuster titles will hit our initial Steam Early Access release date, the developer wrote. The hotly-anticipated open-world sci-fi shooter RPG Cyberpunk 2077 was recently pushed back to September, plus the brand new sci-fi looter shooter RPG Outriders from Square Enix has just been announced to release the same month, too. Obviously, there is quite an overlap between those audiences and ours, so we have decided it wouldnt be wise to directly compete against two sci-fi shooter RPG juggernauts, leaving not much room for any other sci-fi shooter coming out at the same time.

Considering all those new challenges, we had to make a tough decision about postponing the EVERSPACE 2 launch on Steam Early Access, now aiming for early December this year.

Meanwhile, the games closed alpha is also being pushed back as a result, now into late May, while the closed beta will now be in August.

Consequently, were also pushing the closed Alpha back to the end of May and the closed Beta to August, the update reads. We will reach out to backers with creative rewards towards the end of this year.

Rockfish Games also says that the studio is in a financially comfortable position, which means development onEverspace 2is proceeding as planned and hasnt been affected by this.

Even if this is just a strategic decision to mitigate commercial risks when major market conditions change, we are fully aware that some of you wont be too happy about this, but we hope for your understanding, Rockfish wrote. Thankfully, were in a financially comfortable position, so the project itself is not at risk, and we are developing the game internally as planned. This extra time also means well have more content for you to enjoy in the closed Alpha, Beta, and Early Access builds.

Everspace 2is currently in development for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. You can get more info on the game in our interview with the developer through here.

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