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A single-player 3D space shooter with rogue-like elements and non-linear storytelling from the creators of the "Galaxy on Fire" series.
A single-player 3D space shooter with rogue-like elements and non-linear storytelling from the creators of the "Galaxy on Fire" series.
A single-player 3D space shooter with rogue-like elements and non-linear storytelling from the creators of the "Galaxy on Fire" series.
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Migration to UE4.14 | Colonial Stations | Ship Colors | Enhancements

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Dear Pilots,

It's been a while since you’ve heard from us, but we’re breaking the radio silence now. We recharged our batteries over the holidays and we’re ready to tackle the last remaining challenges that lie ahead of us before the full release. Because we had a couple of moving targets on the technical side of things, it was hard for us to announce anything concrete earlier this year.

However, a major task has been completed: we migrated the whole project to Unreal Engine 4.14, which enables us to simultaneously release all upcoming patches and the full version across all current platforms. We’re still waiting for NVidia/Epic to fix the major graphical glitch under Linux, but we will keep you posted on that. 

Releasing simultaneously on Steam, GOG, Xbox, and the Windows Store is quite a task, particularly for a small team like us. Plus, we got several parties involved at the same time which makes communication even more challenging.  We ask for your understanding if we area little less responsive than usual during our last few Milestones. 

With all of that being said, we would now like to give you a sneak peek of what you can look forward to in our next major update, which is not that far away. 

Manoeuvering through narrow corridors of derelict Colonial stations will test your 6DOF flying skills!
Manoeuvering through narrow corridors of derelict Colonial stations will test your 6DOF flying skills!
 

Derelict Colonial station wrecks: You will be able to explore the large wrecks of Colonial stations. Some security mechanisms like turrets, laser barriers, sentry drones, and secure doors are still intact. There may also be dangerous plasma discharges that will harm your ship and push it away. As you might have expected, there is a new type of precious loot hidden inside these wrecks...

Unlock secured doors and avoid laser barriers to reach precious loot hidden deep inside the stations!
Unlock secured doors and avoid laser barriers to reach precious loot hidden deep inside the stations!
 

Enhancements: Enhancements can be found in Colonial station wrecks, and work like runes that can be equipped before a run. Some give small bonuses to various ship stats, while others can change the playing style completely and have both positive and negative effects, e.g. “All enemies and loot are visible on the radar, but alien forces and warships arrive twice as early.”

Ship Colors: Ship colors can be collected just like blueprints by shooting down powerful enemies. Colors can be applied to any ship in the hangar, and you can change the look of the ship’s body and markings. The more colors collected, the more variations possible.

Are you up for some ship customization? How about a body paint job for starters?
Are you up for some ship customization? How about a body paint job for starters?

Alternative loadouts: Can be unlocked for each ship by reaching new sectors. There are two additional loadouts for each ship to unlock, changing the starting equipment drastically and thus allowing new playing styles, especially in the beginning of a run.

Gunship balancing: The Front Shield Generator is now available and even exclusive for the Gunship. Furthermore, its armor and energy core recharge rate was increased and a new device slot was added.

We made the big boy beefier and even more deadly!
We made the big boy beefier and even more deadly!

Of course, there is much more coming with this update but we'd like to keep some surprises for you.

That's all for now and thanks for bearing with us.

Cheers,
Michael

 

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    1. Joseph J Lazar on March 19, 2017

      yay! for eventual VR support :)

    2. ROCKFISH Games Creator on March 8, 2017

      We got some good news: Update v0.4 has passed Cert! We are now prepping the roll out on Steam, GOG.com, Xbox and the Windows Store for later this week. Thanks for your patience!
      @ Joseph J Lazar: Just hired a new dev who focuses on VR! Chances are low that we will have full VR support in v1.0 but at least we should have a much better experience than now.
      @ Darcy: Further platforms are definitely not ruled out and we look forward to announce more when the time is right.
      @ Toni Breitsprecher : v1.0 is still scheduled for mid Q2; Early Access was a month sooner than originally estimated during our Kickstarter; I guess we are pretty much on track.
      @ Jair G Schroeder : some colors will be available right from the start, others will come as blueprints so you won’t lose them after you have died.
      @ Chris Frye : The issue has been acknowledged by Epic and is with Nvidia for further investigation.
      /Michael

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      Austin Harris on February 28, 2017

      You guys mentioned in a comment that the update would be near the end of the month, any hints as to the date or how close you are? :)

    4. Joseph J Lazar on February 23, 2017

      The only reason I backed this game was for the claim you would have VR support.

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      Darcy on February 23, 2017

      Great update. Thanks! Do you have any further plans for a PS4 release... You know... that more popular of consoles ;-)

    6. Toni Breitsprecher on February 23, 2017

      Klingt für mich doch sehr stark nach einem (wieder) verschobenen Release-Termin.

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      Erik Schrader on February 23, 2017

      Holy crud, this is a remarkable update. And nice color customization, by the way. Reminds me of a giraffe. :D

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      Ronan Hennessy on February 23, 2017

      Not played this for a while, will have to dust it off :)

    9. Jair G Schroeder on February 23, 2017

      Why change the color of the ship? You die and lose the color of the ship. That has already lost its grace. I stopped playing this game for that.

    10. Ric Tomsett
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      on February 23, 2017

      Great update, good luck with the launch.

      Any chance EVERSPACE will get VR treatment in the future?

    11. Chris Frye on February 23, 2017

      Looking forward to being able to play this once the Linux bugs have been fixed! Keep pressuring Epic/whomever on that!