Professional Fishing 2 is being developed by the Polish studio MasterCode. The game will be published by Ultimate Games S.A. The first title in the series was released in 2018 in a free-to-play model, and it was positively received by players. Currently, positive reviews make up 76% of all (nearly 3,200) reviews on Steam. The new installment will be a paid game.
Professional Fishing 2 is a realistic fishing game focused on both the single-player and multiplayer experience. As announced by MasterCode, the new installment will be even more realism-oriented than the first game. The developers have announced new features such as larger fishing grounds, more fishing methods, and fish species, as well as far more extensive multiplayer modes.
The new game will also feature survival and hunting elements, and an important role will be played by moving between fisheries in different vehicles or by public transport.
For the Steam Early Access release, the developers are preparing one very large map, the characteristics of which are based on Central and Eastern Europe. The final version of the map will cover a dozen or so square kilometers, and it will have various bodies of water, including small and large lakes, various rivers, ponds, oxbow lakes, and the sea.
“We will include many new features in Professional Fishing 2. For instance, players will be able to choose if they prefer a first-person or third-person perspective. In addition, the multiplayer modes will include duels, tournaments, leaderboards, and other interesting features, while those who prefer playing alone will be able to enjoy loads of exciting challenges,” says Mateusz Zawadzki – CEO of Ultimate Games.
A free demo intended to give a taste of the full version will be released on PC this July. It will allow the players to familiarize themselves with one of the game’s regions. The demo will not be time-limited and will feature a single-player mode with online functionality.
Professional Fishing 2 – Main Features:
- Realistic fishing game
- Varied single-player and multiplayer modes
- First-person and third-person camera perspective
- Large fishing grounds and many fish species
- A wide range of fishing equipment
- Various fishing methods
- Elements of survival gameplay and hunting
The release of Professional Fishing 2 on PC (Steam) is scheduled for September 2023. Initially, the game will be available in early access mode, which will last for several months. Most likely, in 2024 the game will also arrive on consoles: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.