If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Learn more.

Space Crew is the sequel to Bomber Crew, with a demo soon

More FTL-like than ever

Bomber Crew was already a bit FTL-like, and its sequel is leaning in. Space Crew swaps the original's World War 2 setting for outer space, but otherwise still looks to be a strategy game about telling your vessel's crew what to do as you launch missiles and catch fire. The announcement trailer can be found below.

Oh, I do hate self-aware trailer voice overs. Bomber Crew was a charming surprise though, so I'm quietly optimistic about this sequel. It has you zooming across the galaxy to defend humankind, which sounds exciting, but the real appeal is in the ways you can customise your crew and ship. I'm not talking about upgrading weapons, but the ability to give your ship a silly name and name everyone onboard after your real friends.

If you want a better sense of what to expect, have a read of Adam's (RPS in peace) Bomber Crew feature from back in 2017. He enjoyed himself, even if he was terrible at it.

Space Crew is up on Steam now for wishlisting and there will be a demo released on June 16th as part of the Steam summer festival. The full game is aiming for a September release date.

Whatever you call it, hit our E3 2020 tag for more from this summer's blast of gaming announcements, trailers, and miscellaneous marketing. Check out the PC games at the PlayStation 5 show, everything at the PC Gaming Show, and all the trailers from the Xbox showcase, for starters.

About the Author

Support Rock Paper Shotgun

Sign up today for access to more supporter-only articles, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and game discounts. Your support helps us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information


We love having a friendly, positive and constructive community - you lot are great - and we want to keep it like that. Our main commenting rule is "be excellent to each other". Please see our code of conduct, where you can find out what "be excellent" means. TL;DR? Respect others, think before you post, and be prepared for puns.

More News

Latest Articles

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch