The Colonial Gunship | Perks Overhaul | More to Fight and Explore | Patches for Xbox One & Windows 10
The year is drawing to a close and we would like to make sure you have plenty of reasons to sink your teeth into EVERSPACE over the holidays. We just released a massive update with lots of new content, improvements, and bugfixes. Here are a few highlights:
The Colonial Gunship
Go to the hangar and have a look at the all-new Colonial Gunship. You can immediately tell it’s a flying fortress with a massive hull and lots of firepower. It comes equipped with a fusion blaster and flak cannon as primary weapons, heavy missiles, cluster mines, scanning probes, combat drones, and an automated Gatling turret which can be upgraded.
The fact that the Gunship does not have a shield generator and is much slower and less agile will keep combat interesting, especially when you find yourself outnumbered. It will surely come in handy that we raised the nano bots cap for the Gunship. If you’ve done Daredevil runs in the past then you already got a taste of the playstyle we’re going for.
Before jumping into the Gunship’s pilot seat, take a closer look at your perks. You will see that we split the perks into pilot and ship-related perks and tweaked the latter quite a bit. This increases the differences between ships and the replay value, while still retaining the overall long-term progression of your pilot-related perks. To differentiate the playstyle of the three player ships even further, we also introduced ship-exclusive perks like “armor” for the Gunship and “sensor range” for the Scout.
We’ve also added two new pilot perks - “Trading” and “Diplomacy”. While “Trading” grants benefits at shops and service stations, “Diplomacy” increases your standing with G&B. With the latest update, G&B units will occasionally report your attacks, turning them hostile in the current and the next location. With the Diplomacy perk you can make them a little more forgiving and every now and then they might even jump in to the rescue when you’re outnumbered by outlaws.
More to Fight and Explore
But the additions don’t end there. Look forward to new natural hazards, a new planet type, more structures, additional points of interest, a new special type of enemy and, last but not least, the first chunk of log book entries written by backers. There are some true gems to discover so we don’t want to spoil too much at this point.
Patches for Xbox One & Windows 10
Unfortunately, we ran into a few issues under Windows 10 on the Windows Store. For the last few days, we have been working intensively on the matter together with our friends from ID@Xbox and we’ve got some good news: the performance issue has already been fixed by forcing the game to use a notebook’s external GPU when running on battery power. To avoid having the game close after 5 minutes while in trial, we simply disabled the trial until a new build with proper license handling is certified.
We already submitted new builds for Xbox One and Windows 10 which will feature the Colonial Scout as well as the other additions and improvements of the previous patch. It should go live within a few days from now, fingers crossed. We will also continue working closely with Microsoft on bringing the most recent patch featuring the Colonial Gunship to Xbox One and the Windows 10 Store, soon.
Keep dying in EVERSPACE and taking care in real life,
Michael and your dedicated ROCKFISH Games Team
Shout Out For Shadow Tactics
Although not really an indie game, we think Shadow Tactics from our German friends Mimimi Productions deserves your attention. It is a Commandos-stlye hardcore tactical stealth game set in Japan around the Edo period. It will be released on December 6 but you can already check out the free trial on Steam.