Rockfish Games today released the critically-acclaimed Encounters expansion for Everspace on Xbox One and the Microsoft Store for $ 9.99 USD. The major expansion adds over 10 hours of extra gameplay to the base game. Everspace Encounters provides access to a new fighter class ship called the Colonial Sentinel along with new enemies, story characters, and all-new factory space stations.
The Colonial Sentinel is armed to the metaphorical teeth with an array of sophisticated electronic warfare weaponry, like an EMP Generator to disable any electronic systems within a certain area, a powerful Lightning Gun dealing damage to several targets at close range as well as a Seeker Missile Battery for launching a fiery barrage at multiple foes all at once. Add to that a Plasma Thrower which propels white-hot death as a spurt of plasma onto enemy craft and the Neutron Cannon which devastates enemies with increasing area damage and bigger projectiles the longer it is charged.
The introduction of all-new factory space stations in the Encounters expansion also offers up the ability for pilots to refine and convert resources, upgrade ship capabilities or carry out minor repair jobs from damage sustained in combat.
Furthermore, players can now encounter new types of enemies and new story characters, who will offer individual questlines thanks to the roguelike game loop. All pilots will run into them sooner or later, without having to finish the main story first. Those who have already beat the game now have a whole new incentive to get back into the game as they explore new possibilities and unveil further secrets in the galaxy. Daring space pilots can even venture to the Okkar Homeworld to face yet another challenge and collect special rewards.
"We know that are our fans on Xbox have been waiting for this release for a long time, which is why we're thrilled to launch Encounters on Xbox One, today. Of course, we are still supporting Play Anywhere, so Everspace pilots can delve into even more fast-paced space action and content to explore, as well as new deep space encounters to experience on both platforms without paying twice," says Michael Schade, CEO of Rockfish Games.
To celebrate the expansion's release, Rockfish Games has released a brand new gameplay trailer, which you can check out below.