After successfully completing the crowdfunding campaign, Rockfish Games has released the first prototype of Everspace 2. This is similar to the demo that was shown during the campaign and at trade fairs like the PAX West and the Tokyo Game Show, but the gameplay has been significantly expanded and some bug fixes have been made. The prototype is available for backers from the Standard Edition (and higher).
By the way, today the Rockfish Games team will hold the last Livestream this year, in which further news will be announced. The Livestream runs from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. You can watch it on YouTube or Twitch, for example.
Source: press release