Rockfish Games today announced the Everspace: Encounters for Xbox One and PC. The major expansion will add over 10 hours of extra gameplay to the core game. As the project has to be migrated to an updated engine to support Xbox One X, it will hit the Xbox One family in early February 2018, together with a free update of the core game, supporting 4K and improved graphics at 1080p on Xbox One X.
The expansion will feature a new player ship, the Colonial Sentinel, a medium fighter class ship, which will impress with some serious electronic warfare capabilities and a special shield, featuring twice as much capacity as the standard model. Space pilots will also be able to use a plethora of new weapons, devices and consumables to fool, distract, and defeat enemies in new ways.
All-new factory space stations add further gameplay mechanics to the game experience, by offering special on-the-fly services, like refining and converting resources, upgrading ship capabilities or minor repair jobs. Furthermore, daring space pilots will even be able to pay the Okkar Homeworld a visit. Along their journey, they will also encounter new types of enemies and new story characters, who will offer individual storylines.