Everspace 2’s Early Access release has been delayed due to Cyberpunk 2077 moving its date to December 10, 2020.

Everspace 2 follows Path of Exile’s 3.13 end-game expansion’s delay to January 2021 and, as Rockfish Games said in a Kickstarter update to Everspace 2 backers, this was a “major blow” to the studio.

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“Let’s get the cyber elephant out of the room right away: The Cyberpunk 2077 release has just been pushed back to December 10, which is a major blow to our planned EVERSPACE 2 Early Access release in mid-December,” Rockfish Games said. “Not only will every media outlet and content creator cover the arguably most-anticipated AAA game in history throughout the entire holiday season (and not much else), we also know that there’s quite a bit of audience overlap within our community (and our team), so… After a quick consultation with our marketing friends at Evolve PR, Plan Of Attack, and Swordfish PR, we’ve decided to push back the EVERSPACE 2 Early Access release to January. We know that sucks, but hear us out! There’s actually some good in this.”

The good news is that any Kickstarter backer that doesn’t have access to the Closed Beta will receive a pre-release key on November 2, 2020. This will allow any who pledged for a digital copy to be able to experience the first “10ish hours of what we have planned for Early Access.” There is no time constraint, and the Closed Beta can be played as many times as desired.

Everspace 2 was announced at Gamescom 2019’s Opening Night Live for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC and is a fast-paced single-player space shooter with deep explorations, tons of loot, and classic RPG elements.

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Source: IGN.com Everspace 2 Delayed Because of Cyberpunk 2077's New Release Date