Independent AA developer ROCKFISH Games is eager to share non-April Fools news. Doing so for their latest EVERSPACE 2 update goes live to all players. As part of this update, early WIP localization has been added. This also brings EVERSPACE 2 to eager space pilots all over the globe on Windows PC. Which still playable on Linux Steam Deck via Proton.
Stinger’s Debut, previously titled Rogue’s Debut in the 2022 roadmap, adds the Stinger. Which is EVERSPACE 2’s third light fighter class. This new ship focuses on electronic warfare and making devices a critical component for pilots who favor agile. An ability focused spacecraft. When using ship devices, a third weapon hardpoint underneath the Stinger’s hull is activated. Also dealing 50% more primary damage. The Stinger’s Void Swarm Ultimate instantly resets device cooldowns. Which releases a swarm of intense micro-bots that consume everything in their way. While aligning the locked target. Upon return, these bots restore the player ship’s hull and armor based on damage dealt. Stinger vessels can take flight with random perks like 20% reduced cooldown for support or warfare devices. While Void Swarm radius increased by 25%. Or engaging cloaking for five seconds after its shield runs out.
Along with a new hostile subfaction, the Okkar Prime, the update also brings improved crafting. Resource gathering features as well as new equipment, story content, perks, and additional tests. All scattered throughout the EVERSPACE 2 star systems. Along with these upgrades, the ROCKFISH Games team has rebalanced portions of the game. Adding experimental difficulty levels that can you can change at any time.
EVERSPACE 2 — Stinger’s Debut Release Trailer
“While Stinger’s Debut does not add a new star system to explore like in previous updates. The added features and substantial changes deepen the overall experience. Especially when starting a new game,” said Michael Schade, CEO of ROCKFISH Games. “We’ve set up a new player data pool analyzing the impact from this update’s changes and additions. Due to core game systems like crafting, mining, ship devices, and new game progression curve. We can’t wait to see how many catalysts and blueprints will be found. As well as what new builds top pilots will come up with.”
The Stinger’s Debut Update will also include experimental UI and text language support. Doing so for German, French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Simplified and Traditional Chinese. As well as Japanese, and Korean. So the international EVERSPACE 2 community can join in the fun at full capacity. As the early practices of localization may not be perfect yet. Localization for EVERSPACE 2 will be continuously updated along with any missing text. Including required fixes for the full release in early 2023.
The content-gated EVERSPACE 2 demo on Steam has sees updates with all relevant changes. Including the WIP localization. In the updated demo, players from all over the globe can explore the first sector of EVERSPACE 2’s first star system. As well as carry their save game over to Early Access.
A full list of features and fixes can be found on the Stinger’s Debut Update Steam community post.
EVERSPACE 2 has two additional major updates planned to release in 2022. Drake: Gang Wars will add the massive star system Drake to the game. While throwing pilots into the middle of a three faction battle over fire and ocean planets. Ancient Rifts, planned for this fall, will give players their first taste of endgame content. Along with high-risk, high-reward challenges. For more details on both the Drake: Gang Wars and Ancients Rifts updates, check out the EVERSPACE 2 roadmap Steam news update.
EVERSPACE 2 is currently available on Steam and GOG. Priced at $31.99 USD / £25.59 / 30,39€ with a 20$ discount. The full game launch is due in early 2023 for Linux, Mac, with Windows PC. This is also when a fully optimized version for the Linux powered Steam Deck will be available.