The roguelike space sim Everspaceis getting a sequel on PC and consoles, but it's dropping those frustrating mechanics in favor of "an open-world space shooter with classic RPG elements and persistent player progression." Rockfish brought its debut trailer to Gamescom: Opening Night Live.
Along with structural changes, the developer is promising more player ships and better storytelling.
Everspace 2will launch in the second half of 2020 on PC, starting off in Steam Early Access, followed by a full release across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2021. It's cool to see them take another shot.