We apologise for the lack of communication these past few days as things have been pretty hectic at the office! We have some good news so we hope you’ll forgive us: we are indeed very excited to announce that the Alpha of Endless Space 2 is finally coming to Steam Early Access next week, on October 6th.
We did our best to hold the September release we had in mind and that we announced at Gamescom. However, this turned out a bit difficult in the end. With the feedback we've collected from our VIPs who played the pre-alpha version of the game, we knew we had a fun game in our hands but it still needed some adjustments which we’ve worked on these past few weeks.
This isn’t the first time we’re going to release a game via Steam Early Access. We kind of know the drill now.
The apprehension and pressure are still here nonetheless: we want to make a good first impression and want to deliver a version that should be as polished as what we’ve gotten you used to. Therefore, the game you will be able to play next week is the alpha version of Endless Space 2: it will be missing some features which aren’t implemented yet, but will also include mechanics we want to improve with your help. Note that the core gameplay will be there, so you’ll get a good idea of what the game is about already.
We have been working on Endless Space 2 for two years now and we really can’t wait to hear your impressions, so prepare yourself for one more turn with the release next week!