Everspace 2 is out now in Early Access. It’s the follow-up to a relatively specific niche predecessor, and it’s got a pretty considerable cost point even prior to launch. Yet even with that in mind, Everspace 2 has actually managed to top the Steam sales charts ahead of huge hits like Rust and Cyberpunk 2077 on its very first day of release.

Steam’s global leading sellers chart presently reveals Everspace 2 at the extremely leading, vanquishing – in order – Rust, CS: GO’s Operation Broken Fang, Cyberpunk 2077, Phasmophobia, and the currently-discounted Red Dead Redemption 2. The actual metrics of the leading sellers chart are a bit ambiguous, however it’s a step of revenue created in a quite short span of time. (We’ll know on Sunday if Everspace 2 managed to be among Steam’s top sellers for the week, which is a more concrete measurement.).

It’s currently outclassed the initial Everspace in terms of gamer count. The very first Everspace reached an all-time concurrent gamer peak of 1,448, as SteamDB shows, while Everspace 2 has already reached a height of 2,679 just hours after launch. Sure, those aren’t Cyberpunk numbers, however the count is quite excellent for a smaller indie title.

I’m not gon na lie – this article exists mainly because I’m really excited to play Everspace 2. I got the possibility to play it at PAX over a year back, and it felt fantastic even then, as an amazing mix of game space video games like Rogue Squadron and a Diablo-style loot system.

It’s set to percolate in Early Gain access to for another “12 to 18 months”, but Everspace 2 is already appearing like something special.