EVERSPACE will have an official Linux release coming to Steam. Since the Hamburg-based independent developer ROCKFISH Games announce release details. This also includes support for the 3D roguelike space shooter.
Linux official release:
“You can also look forward to an upcoming patch featuring several tweaks and bugfixes as well as improved joystick support. We’re still not quite there, yet, as we had to migrate to Unreal Engine 4.18 in order to fix several VR related issues, but we’re approaching the finish line and should be ready to release in about two to four weeks. We also hope to announce the official Linux release, then.”
Some positive news indeed. The switch to Unreal Engine 4.18 will resolve quite a few issues. Hence making it easier to solidify the Linux support. However there seems to be a main focus on VR issues. Which will be coming in two to four weeks.
While space game enthusiasts are now able to play EVERSPACE on Linux. Which is better than before, ROCKFISH Games is already critically acclaimed Encounters expansion.
So back in December we did get Hardcore Mode. Since this runs with a fixed set of perks. These can only receive an upgrade as the players completes sectors. Adding to the constant sense of danger this squishiness affords, players will have to chose from a series of “handicap” modifiers each time they enter a new sector. This could be anything from fuel leaking, combat not pausing while repairing or crafting items, jump suppressors in every location, or even a peculiar retro game mode with visual and sound effects like it’s 1991, again.
EVERSPACE Linux Gameplay Teaser
ROCKFISH Games raised €420,252 from 10,739 backers for EVERSPACE through a wildly successful Kickstarter in 2015. With another €250,000 coming from over 6,000 backers through the official game website. EVERSPACE finally received Linux support back in September back in 2017. But the games only been in Beta, now a full release is coming, soon.