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Everspace now Xbox One X Enhanced

Hamburg-based independent developer ROCKFISH Games has announced the release of the Enhanced Version of its 3D roguelike space shooter Everspace for the Xbox One X.

Everspace takes daring space pilots on a challenging journey through six sectors, each featuring multiple procedurally-generated levels full of dangers and treasures. In each run, they will face entirely new situations, continuously testing their skills, experience, and talent for improvisation. Players will find three ships with different capabilities to choose from, plus a wide range of weapons, devices, and consumables at their disposal. Great piloting skills will be needed to stand a chance against various enemies, along with a keen eye for loot and mineable resources, which are used to repair damaged ship components or to craft new equipment and modifications, giving players an advantage in combat and a better chance of making it out of a sticky situation alive.

As of now, the free patch is ready to download from the Xbox Store featuring the option of rendering in native 4K at 30 FPS or with 60 FPS and an improved level of detail distance settings as well as better shadow, shader, lighting, and VFX quality in native 1080p (instead of 83% screen resolution on the regular Xbox One).

“The Xbox One X is a beast of a console, and we are glad that it closes the gap to gaming PCs. [Of course, you will always have more computing and rendering power in a high-end gaming PC, but it will come at a much higher cost, in a much bigger casing, and with more maintenance effort.]” said Michael Schade, CEO and co-founder of ROCKFISH Games. “On console, Everspace has never looked any better and played more smoothly than on the Xbox One X, hands down.”

While space game enthusiasts are now able to enjoy playing Everspace on a console better than ever before, ROCKFISH Games is already working on bringing its critically acclaimed expansion Everspace – Encounters to Xbox One and the Windows Store, soon.

Everspace – Encounters adds about 10 hours of new gameplay, featuring five new questlines that blend seamlessly into the base game, all-new factory space stations which add further gameplay mechanics by offering special on-the-fly services, like refining and converting resources, upgrading ship capabilities or minor repair jobs, and a new player ship coming with sophisticated electronic warfare as well as a plethora of new weapons, devices and consumables to fool, distract, and defeat enemies in new ways. Furthermore, daring space pilots can pay the Okkar Homeworld a visit, too.

“We are super excited about Everspace Enhanced for Xbox One X supporting 4K rendering as well as improved visuals with super smooth 60 fps gameplay in 1080p,” said Chris Charla, Director ID@Xbox at Microsoft. “Everspace Enhanced is a fantastic poster child of what the Xbox One is capable of and we also look forward to the Encounters expansion coming out for the entire Xbox One family, too.”

Rockfish Games set to give us Everspace

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The phrase “rogue-like”. It’s a little over-used in gaming sometimes I think. Take Everspace. Rockfish Games have monikered this, rogue-like. I’m not 100% convinced, but, hey, what’s a description between friends?

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the most funded Kickstarter from Germany after raising more than US$ 500,000, Hamburg-based Rockfish have confirmed that their space-combat title, Everspace, will be coming to Xbox One and Windows 10.

They are aiming currently for a 4th quarter 2016 release. They are also hoping that the first build on the Xbox One will be showcased at GDC in San Francisco in March 2016 and since the pre-alpha already runs well on the average PC, the aim is for the Xbox One version to provide a as smooth an experience with full-HD resolution.

Michael Schade, CEO of Rockfish Games is clearly as excited as he could be.

We are very excited to work with the ID@Xbox team to bring Everspace to Xbox One and Windows 10. We believe Everspace will be a great space shooter also for consoles thanks to it’s arcade style with easy-to-pick-up gameplay and it’s intuitive controls. Of course, this is good news for all VR players as the PC version will feature full gamepad support as well now.

Have a look at the Xbox One pre-apha footage below. It’s already looking impressive and it’s aiming to launch in late 2016.