We really enjoyed our time earlier this year with space combat/roguelike game Everspace. Now developer Rockfish Games has announced a major expansion, featuring new content, more story, and and a 4k visual upgrade for Xbox One X owners!
For players who’ve been there, done that, Everspace – Encounters features new reasons to come back to the world. A new ship – the Colonial Sentinel brings advanced electronic warfare capabilities and a special double capacity shield to the mix. New weapons, devices, and consumables equippable across all ship classes will allow pilots to engage both old and new enemies in new ways.
Each mission run is expanded with new gameplay mechanics from factory stations. These stations will offer special on-the-fly services such as refining and converting resources, or ship upgrades and minor repairs. Extra daring players will even have the chance to pay a visit to the Okkar Homeworld. Along with these new gameplay mechanic, new types of enemies and new story characters with their own individual questlines await chance encounters.
Even for players (like me) who’ve had trouble completing the main storyline, the roguelike nature of Everspace ensures that the new content will be encountered as a natural part of gameplay progression. Maybe that new Colonial Sentinel is the weapon I need for success!
The expansion is scheduled to arrive on Steam and GoG.com by the end of October 2017. For Xbox One players, a project upgrade to Unreal Engine version 4.17 delayed release until February 2018. However, that update will also include a free patch to the core game with 4K and 1080p support for Xbox One X.
Even without the update, I still find myself coming back to Everspace from time to time for “just one more run”. The addicting, varied nature of roguelike games makes for a compelling gameplay, and I’m looking forward to seeing what this expansion brings to the mix.