Out Now: Expansion EVERSPACE - Encounters
Since after the launch of the full version, the whole team has been super busy working on EVERSPACE™ – Encounters, the first major expansion enriching the game world with new story characters and questlines, a brand-new player ship, freighter-loads of novel equipment, additional enemies and much more.
As of today, the expansion is available for $9.99 on Steam and GOG.com. This DLC is also available as part of the EVERSPACE™ Ultimate Edition, which further includes the core game, the original soundtrack, and the art book at a bundle discount of 25% or $37.49 respectively. Of course, all eligible backers who pledged on Space Pro or higher, which includes a lifetime season pass, will receive a DLC key for free via email, today.
As the game project has to be migrated to UE4.17 to support Xbox One X, the expansion will hit the Xbox One family in early February 2018, together with a free update of the core game, supporting 4K and improved graphics at 1080p on Xbox One X.
Apart from making the new DLC accessible, today’s update also adds a number of tweaks and bug fixes as well as two new devices and one new consumable to the base game. And for those of you who are wondering what exactly the Encounters expansion has in store for you – please continue reading…
New Story Characters and Enemies
As the name indicates, you will encounter new characters in this major expansion, each with their own motivations and agendas. Among them are a robot bounty hunter who would rather create than destroy and an alien scientist who sends you on a hunt for space creatures.
Thanks to the roguelike structure, you won't have to finish the main story, first. Once you have met Seth Nobu, you will see some new faces which will offer precious rewards in exchange of accomplishing various kinds of missions for them.
But there will also be some new baddies around. Like the Outlaw Cargo Thief, a shady type of enemy, lurking behind asteroids only waiting to secretly steal your precious cargo when you don't pay attention.
Space pilots can look forward to flying the Colonial Sentinel, which handles similarly to the Interceptor with its mid-class engine and average maneuverability while impressing through some sophisticated electronic warfare. The Sentinel comes with a weaker hull, but compensates this weakness with its exclusive and powerful Shield ST, featuring twice the capacity of the standard model. What makes this fighter stand out in the Colonial Fleet is its exclusive EMP Generator to stun enemies and its perks for fast-hacking security doors, comm hubs, and jump suppressors as well as as for adding a fourth modding slot o any device or primary weapon.
Factory Stations and the Okkar Homeworld If you're not too busy dying, the new G&B factory stations are well worth a visit. Here you can upgrade your ship, refine resources and delay your inevitable fate by means of repairs. There is even more to these humongous facilities, but we leave it up to you to find out more.
At some point, you will also have the chance to see the Okkar Homeworld and further "interact" with the dominant alien species. But beware, this might have consequences and don't say we didn't warn you!
New Toys To Play With
EMP Generators? Decoy Holograms? Why, yes! Tons of new devices and consumables will make surviving Cluster 34... as hard as before. But even more fun. New primary and secondary weapons, such as Lightning Guns and Plasma Throwers, will ensure continued enjoyment when dispatching your opponents. Ever wanted to barrage multiple foes at once with projectiles? The Seeker Missile Battery aims to please.
Wait! There is more!
If a simple paint job didn't do it for you, why not fly in style with a set of fashionable ship skins? And if your journey isn't challenging enough already, we've got you covered with even more achievements.
Happy hunting, pilots. Try not to die.
All the best,
Michael and your dedicated ROCKFISH Games Team
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