Our favourite space shooter, Everspace 2, finally has a date on Xbox Game Pass and PS5

Rockfish finally announced a console release date for Everspace 2, the studio’s visually-splendid space shooter. Since coming out of Steam Early Access in April (and getting cancelled for PS4 and Xbox One), all eyes have been on the PS5, and Xbox Series X/S versions.

For one, Everspace 2 is launching into Game Pass (both Xbox and PC) on day one, making it an essential download for anyone even curious about space shooter RPGs. The game arrives August 15 on both console families, as well as Game Pass – running at 60fps.

The console version is priced $50 / £50 / €50, and it’s available to pre-oder on PlayStation. If you’re a PlayStation Plus member, you get a decent 20% off discount on those prices. You’ll also be happy to know that the game includes support for the DualSense’s haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and the speaker.

Everspace 2 is a Play Anywhere title on the Microsoft Store, so a single copy will wok on PC and Xbox. If you’re a physical games collector, Rockfish is partnering with Maximum Games to offer a retail version, which will be available on October 3 for both consoles. The Stellar Edition comes in a steelbook, and includes a 64-page artbook, as well as a digital code for the soundtrack.

We really like Everspace 2 here, and I called it the colosest thing we have to a modern Freelancer – and that was all the way back in 2021. Since then, the game has grown and grown; with new star systems, new ships (and ship classes), new companions, and the addition of the full 30-hour campaign.

On Steam alone, Everspace 2 managed to sell over 350,000 copies. This might not seem like much, but considering the game’s development was partially-funded by fans through Kickstarter, and the fact Rockfish is only a small team, the numbers look really good.

Game Pass has been good for exposure, too. More than 120,000 PC Game Pass members tried out Everspace 2 at some point during its Game Preview phase, and the community could only grow after the big August launch.

Whether you want to stock up on cheap Game Pass codes ahead of the Starfield release, or you want to grab an Xbox Series X/S console for less, you can currently do so by shopping through our store! Redeem the code “VG247” at the checkout and you’ll save 5 per cent on Game Pass subscription codes and Xbox Gift Cards through our store! This applies to the Game Pass multipacks we have available too.

US, UK and other European shoppers can all take advantage of this promo code. Please make sure to select the country you’re buying from so that you receive the correct eShop codes.

The discount code is valid for a limited time only and ends on 31st July 2023 – so grab what you need before then!

Never been a Game Pass member before? Give it a try with this one month trial for just $1/£1 on the Microsoft store.

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