Developer Rockfish Games has launched a pre-launch version of its rogue-like space shooter Everspace on the Xbox One, via the Xbox Preview program. The game will also be released for Windows 10 PCs, via the Windows Store, sometime later this month.
When the Windows 10 version launches, it will also become the first third-party ID@Xbox game that will support Microsoft's Xbox Play Anywhere program, which will allow Xbox One owners to get the Windows 10 version for free, and vice-versa. Rockfish adds:
For the launch, an all-new boss fight, some voice-acted dialogs, a new planet type, additional Outlaw stations as well as many interface and gameplay tweaks have been added. Further additions and improvements feature most requested options like turning off v-sync, more granular graphic settings, and improved support for ultra-wide monitors. In the coming months, two additional player ships will be added: The Colonial Scout, much smaller than the current Colonial Interceptor, will feature extreme maneuverability, a higher top speed but a weaker hull. It comes with a cloaking device and sniper weapons as starting gear. The upcoming Colonial Gunship will be the slowest of the three space ships but will compensate through a much stronger hull and an upgradable turret on top.
You can try the game for free or purchase the Xbox One preview version for $29.99. The final version of Everspace is scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2017 for the Xbox One, Windows 10 and older PCs via Steam and GOG. The price of the game will increase to $39.99 at that time.