Rockfish Games has moved the Early Access release date to not coincide with the CD Projekt game.
t’s clear that the big triple-A video game releases are a major event within the industry. But, as it cannot be otherwise, smaller projects or other AAA games want to prevent their output from coinciding with that of those large games, since they can take away the prominence and sales of the product. This is something that has happened to Everspace 2 once and now history repeats itself.
Fans won’t be happy, but competing in the most anticipated game is not a good ideaRockfish games
In an update on Kickstarter, the platform on which the game was funded, Rockfish Games announced that Cyberpunk 2077’s release date change is “a major blow to the planned Everspace 2 Early Access launch in mid-December.” Therefore, the studio has decided to change the release date of the game in Early Access to January 2021.
In an email to PC Gamer, the studio commented that it is “aware that Everspace 2 fans will not be happy, ” but has insisted that it is the right decision because “competing with possibly the most anticipated video game in history simply not a good idea. ” Rockfish Games is of the opinion that the media, gamers and even studio folks will only be watching the CD Projekt game.
The studio has also made the decision in consultation with its marketing partners, who have deemed it the best. At least, the closed beta keys for all the patrons who supported the game with $ 30 or more will be distributed on November 2, something that is sure to calm the fans, who have still been quite understanding in the comments of Kickstarter.
The most curious thing about this story is that this already happened in March. When Cyberpunk 2077 said it’s coming out in September, Rockfish Games changed the release date for Everspace 2, scheduled for that month. If you do not know this game, you can find out more information thanks to a trailer that was shown this summer, as well as interesting details about the title.