Alpha Drop Roadmap
After some back and forth with a few of our most important media partners, the roadmap for the EVERSPACE 2 Closed Alpha release finally stands – WOOHOO! While our team is still working hard on some final touches, you can start getting excited about the awesome online events that we have lined-up.
Before we get into details of the roadmap, let us share a high-level overview of the already included features: the Closed Alpha will give eligible backers access to approximately 10 hours of gameplay including a story beat and free exploration, culminating in the first star system’s boss fight. In addition to new Ship Devices and Ultimate Abilities, you will be able to explore the all-new pilot and companion perk system.
Through main storyline content, scripted side missions, and various jobs, you will be able to reach the Closed Alpha cap of level 10. New ships, NPCs, and equipment have also been added for you to discover as you explore even more regions in space, planetary locations, and cave systems in the game’s first solar system.
The Closed Alpha is English-only, with plans to localize in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean at full release. Quality narrative cutscenes and text-to-speech mission dialogues will serve as placeholders until Steam Early Access.
Alpha Drop Roadmap
In a few hours from now, Erik, our dedicated Community Ambassador, will have the pleasure of kicking things off with a tasty sip of that First Flush backer reward with the revamped tutorial and one or two missions of the main campaign. Same place and time as always later today. The stream will be featured on the Mixer front page, so please give everybody on Mixer a warm welcome to our great community.
Later today, around 11:30 pm CEST / 5:30 pm EDT / 2:30 pm PDT, we will have a big appearance on IGN dropping our first(!) Alpha gameplay trailer, followed by a 15 min interview, hosted by Brian Altanao aka @AgentBizzle, at IGN’s Summer Of Gaming with some Alpha gameplay footage spliced in.
On Saturday, June 13 at 9:30 pm CEST / 3:30 EDT / 6:30 pm PDT, you’ll be able to watch a 30 min hands-on demo of the Alpha with Erik on The Escapist Indie Showcase before the official Alpha Gameplay Trailer will drop on PC Gamer during the PC Gaming Show at 8:58 pm CEST / 2:58 pm EDT / 11:58 am PDT sharp. Keep your eyes peeled for yet another teaser that will drop on https://twitter.com/everspace_game right after we had our gig on IGN, later tonight.
After all that teasing, Alpha pilots should be well-prepared to find their pre-release Steam key in their inbox (make sure to check your spam folders!) Monday evening CEST / afternoon EDT / morning PDT, on June 15.
Now, if some non-Alpha pilots are having second thoughts and would like to upgrade their pledge, shoot us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll see what we can do for you. Mind you, as soon as we have rolled out the Alpha keys, doors will be shut for buying into the Alpha and Beta program due to Valve’s Terms of Service for Steam.
We also have good news for all those who missed backing the game or could not afford it for one or another reason: There will be several giveaways over the summer, made possible by some of our media partners. We are excited to announce that top streamer and EVERSPACE superfan Cohh Carnage will kick-off our EVERSPACE 2 giveaway campaign with 10 pre-release keys during his upcoming charity stream on this Twitch channel on Monday, June 15, starting at CEST 2:00 pm / 8:00 am EDT / 5:00 am PDT.
Also on Monday, our German-speaking pilots can look forward to a 60 min live interview on GameStar with our a-gazillion-tasks-juggling project manager Caspar, hosted by Christian Schneider aka @GrummelFritz, starting at 8:00 pm CEST.
The hype is real, see you in space… 🚀👀💥🤘🙀🙌
your dedicated ROCKFISH Games Team