Microsoft's Xbox Game Preview program expands to Windows 10 with Everspace

Microsoft has announced that its Xbox Game Preview program will now be expanded to Windows 10 PCs. The first game that will be included in this expansion is the upcoming rogue-like space shooter Everspace.

Microsoft made the announcement during Gamescom 2016 earlier today. The company's ID@Xbox European head Agostino Simonetta stated on Twitter:

Everspace was first announced in October 2015 for both Xbox One and Windows 10 from developer Rockfish Games. It raised $500,000 from backers via Kickstarter to fund the development of the game. There's no word on when Everspace will enter the Xbox Game Preview program.

Check out our interview with Rockfish Games CEO Michael Schade on Everspace

In related news, Microsoft announced that its ID@Xbox indie game publishing program has seen over 300 games released for the Xbox One since the first title, Strike Force Zero, launched in April 2014. Over 1,000 more ID@Xbox games are currently in development.

Update: Rockfish's own press release states that Everspace will enter the Xbox Game Preview program on September 14 for the Xbox One and Windows 10, along with Steam Early Access and's GOG's Games in Development.

John Callaham