Risk of Rain 2, the rather successful 3D sequel to the 2013 game, has had an update to its Early Access schedule with the PC version of the game planned to leave Steam’s Early Access come August this year.
“We don’t take 1.0 lightly – we know a lot of players have been waiting for the full release to play the game, or have joined us early on in EA and are now holding off for the full release. What we wanted to make sure was that RoR2 1.0 was truly a complete game experience, and that means not only completing and fleshing out content, but improving and iterating on old features and content that’s been left behind. In order to meet goals of what a 1.0 version of RoR2 can be,” developer Hopoo Games writes in a Steam community update.
The developer also stresses that this change from the original roadmap has not been because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but simply because the scope of the game has increased and things need to be moved around to accommodate for this.
The 1.0 release will also bring with it a server browser so payers can jump into games of their choice online.
While this game is a lot of fun with friends we have heard complaints from the community that playing with randoms online can be a bit of a chore, especially with things like loot theft. Hopefully a server browser and online game tools can help fix that.
Despite being in Early Access Risk of Rain 2 is also available on console in its unfinished state. PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch players have this roadmap to follow instead of the one above.
On console the release date is pencilled in for US Fall 2020. That’s between late September and late December.