To be remarkably literal: Nickel, Chromium and Vanadium.What kind of new alloys will be in Everspace 2?
EVERSPACE 2 will have a lot of new commodities and resources to extract, trade, and craft with. We want to add a lot of variety here for distinct travel opportunities dependent on where you're at and what you're encountering, though we're also ensuring we don't go too overboard to avoid making certain stuff feel mindlessly added to the game. (This is a tough step, but we're happy with how it's moving along so far!)
As a comparison point, ES1 only has 11 resources (13 if you include nanobots and access keys, and 14 with the DLC). In the alpha of ES2 alone, we have somewhere around 30 different resources that can be found, with many new ways to use them coming in the future.
If your question was about new ALLIES we will be encountering in EVERSPACE 2, well then that changes everything! HA!
We have a companion system, where you'll be meeting characters along the campaign who will join up with you for certain missions, grant you new passive perks, and open up new pathways for you to take. If you haven't seen the story deep dive, I highly recommend checking it out!
But otherwise, some of these characters are pivotal in the story arc where our main character learns how to have purpose in life. Deep!