Award-winning developer Amplitude Studios announced that Endless Space 2 will be made available today on Steam Early Access, for €49,99/£44,99 for the Digital Deluxe Edition and €39,99/£34,99 for the Standard Edition with a 25% launch discount available on both editions.  
Set in the same universe as Endless Space and Endless Legend, Endless Space 2 is a turn-based, 4X space-strategy game in which players lead one of the many intelligent factions of the Endless universe at the beginning of the space colonization age.

In addition to the Standard Edition, Endless Space 2 is available in a Digital Deluxe Edition (only available during Early Access), which contains the digital Soundtrack from composer FlybyNo and cosmetic in-game bonuses inspired by the Pathfinders of the Academy.

“Endless Space 2 has been such a fun development process, building upon Endless Space and Endless Legend, and creating the game brick by brick,” said Romain de Waubert de Genlis, Creative Director at Amplitude Studios. “Our games are deep, and we need lots of different people collaborating and contributing their thoughts and suggestions during Early Access, to help us formulate the perfect game.”

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

Endless Space 2 Early Access Features:
Four Factions: Players can pick a race and build colonies from the first four asymmetric factions available: Sophons, Voydani, Cravers, and Lumeris. A total of eight factions, including one that is entirely created by the community, are planned for the full release.

Amplified Reality: Scan the map to get more detailed information with a simple keyboard touch. This keeps the user interface as clean as possible while still allowing more detailed information for those who want it.

Immersive Battles: Prepare ships, organize fleets, choose strategies, and study the results in real time.

Rich, Endless Universe: Quests and events linked to population, heroes, exploration, thriving factions – Endless Space 2 has everything needed for players to create their own stories!

Two Victory Types: Play for 100 turns and either get the highest score or eliminate all opponents. More victory types will be added later.