The Endless Wait is Almost Over

Posted on 29 Sep 2016 by
Stephen Haselden

Forgive the pun, Endless Space 2 is finally coming to Steam Early Access on the 6th of October. However we really haven’t had to wait long.

I’ve said it before but it’s worth repeating, 2016 is the year of the space 4X. Just check out this list: Star Fringe, Masters Of Orion, Eclipse, Polaris Sector, Stellaris, Unending Galaxy, Pocket Space Empire, Stars in Shadow, Starpoint Gemini Warlords, Stardrive 2 Sector Zero (DLC total conversion), Falling Stars: War of Empires and now of course Endless Space 2.

That is a long list of space 4X games with many range of variations on the genre, covering: turn based, real time, and even a board conversion. Endless Space 2 is however, a very traditional 4x, sporting the tried and tested space lanes and turn based play. The finished game, if it is anything like its predecessor, will have jaw dropping artwork and absorbing stories for each race, as well as a universe bursting with discoveries from the best sci-fi ideas.

Endless Space 2 is the luxury 4x of 2016. It has a better pedigree than any other 4X game released this year, including the new Master of Orion, which is essentially Wargames’ first foray into the 4X market. If you want a universe that is captivating and beautiful then you could definitely do worse than Endless Space 2.

Official Press Release

Paris, France – September 27, 2016 – Award-winning developer Amplitude Studios announced today that Endless Space 2 will enter Steam Early Access on Thursday October 6.

Endless Space 2 is a turn-based, 4X space-strategy game that launches players into the role of the leader of one of the many intelligent factions of the Endless universe at the beginning of the space colonization age.

The Early Access version of Endless Space 2 will feature four of the eight factions planned for the full release. Discover each faction’s story, from the AI gone berserk to the origins of the lethal Endless creation known as the Cravers. Feel like an emperor and see your population react to all your decisions, they will be the source but also the key to all your conflicts. Explore the Endless universe, discover its secrets and its new life forms, and find your own path to galactic dominion.

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