With the Cyberpunk 2077 release date being pushed back to December 10th, the team behind Everspace 2 decided to push the Early Access release date for the game to January (from mid-December). According to devs, 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), they also know that there’s quite a bit of audience overlap within the Everspace community.
To ease the pain for backers that don’t have access to the closed beta, the team is sending out pre-release keys to all eligible backers. Everyone who pledged for a digital copy will be able to delve into the Closed Beta and experience the first 10 or so hours previously planned for Early Access.
Opening the Beta to all backers who pledged for a game copy means we will get even more quality feedback from up to another 6K backers. It also gives enough time for us to evaluate and make improvements for the upcoming Early Access thanks to an extra four weeks of development time. Our entire team will have their much-deserved winter holidays to recharge their batteries and spend time with their loved ones without making a single mouse click on the project.