In what has been a long time coming, Endless Space 2 is about to leave Early Access and be fully available to the public. It was recently announced that this turn-based, strategy game would be complete and set for release on May 19, 2017, on Steam.
Given that the release date is still over a month away, players eager to play beforehand can still play the Early Access on Steam. Just know, that the game is not complete so bugs and inconveniences could be stumbled upon. This just gives players a way to get their fix.
When the game officially launches, players can choose from the Standard Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition; which will be $39.99 and $49.99, respectively. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the Digital Soundtrack, Hero Ship skins and the Pathfinder Academy heroes. For anyone who wants to upgrade to the Digital Deluxe Edition after already purchasing the Standard Edition, an upgrade is being introduced. For $10.99, individuals who bought the Standard Edition can upgrade to the Deluxe.
In addition to all of this, up until May 19, 2017 a 25 per cent discount is present for both editions. For the Deluxe version, a special forum award, forum avatars, the Cravers Prime fleet skin, a unique forum title, and G2G points are also available until launch. Although the title can be download from Steam, a physical copy is being planned as well.
As an added bonus, anyone who has not played the first game can download it on Steam for a discounted price through April 17, 2017. Unbelievably enough, that price is only $1. However, it also includes the Disharmony DLC that was released for the first game. Anyone who happens to already own Endless Space can get the DLC free of charge. After April 17, 2017 though, this game will return to its original base price.