Hamburg-based indie studio Rockfish Games has announced that its debut title Everspace has launched through Xbox Game Preview on Xbox One. In the coming weeks, it will be the very first title coming to Xbox Game Preview Program on Windows 10 and will support Xbox Play Anywhere featuring cross-saves and buy once, play anywhere.
“We were excited to be able to showcase Everspace at a variety of events over the past year – from E3 to Gamescom,” said Chris Charla, Director of ID@Xbox at Microsoft, “and it got great player response every time. We’re super excited that it’s coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One via game preview, and it’s awesome to have it as the debut Xbox Play Anywhere game in the ID@Xbox program.”
As an Xbox Game Preview title, Everspace is still in development and will be updated regularly. For the launch, an all-new boss fight, some voice-acted dialogs, a new planet type, additional Outlaw stations as well as many interface and gameplay tweaks have been added. Further additions and improvements feature most requested options like turning off v-sync, more granular graphic settings, and improved support for ultra-wide monitors.
In the coming months, two additional player ships will be added: The Colonial Scout, much smaller than the current Colonial Interceptor, will feature extreme maneuverability, a higher top speed but a weaker hull. It comes with a cloaking device and sniper weapons as starting gear. The upcoming Colonial Gunship will be the slowest of the three space ships but will compensate through a much stronger hull and an upgradable turret on top.
The Full Release is scheduled for end of Q1 2017 and will feature a fully voice-acted story with several thoughtfully designed characters and situation-based events, as well as the Hardcore Mode and full VR support.
“Thanks to our friends at ID@Xbox, we had the fantastic opportunity to demo Everspace to Xbox and Windows 10 gamers at pretty much every major games show since GDC earlier this year.” says Michael Schade, CEO and co-founder of Rockfish Games. “We cannot wait to launch our very first console game ever on Xbox One and offer players the ability to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 via Xbox Play Anywhere.”
Grab Everspace for Xbox One now, and keep an eye out for the Windows 10 version launching in the next few weeks!