Last month saw Hopoo Games’ co-operative rogue-like shooter sequel Risk of Rain 2 get its full version 1.0 release on Steam following 18 months in early access, and, now, with that out the way and a full console release due this autumn, the developer has detailed its initial post-launch content plans, including possible paid expansions.
Risk of Rain 2 entered Steam early access back in March last year, and made its way to to Xbox One, PS4, and Switch in the months that followed. It’s proven to be a hit for Hopoo Games – version 1.0 drew 70,000 concurrent Steam players – and the developer has now put its mind to sustaining the game’s momentum post-launch, starting with a free content update for all.
Offering something of an early access post-mortem in a new blog post, Hopoo explained that while its development roadmap helped it stay on track, it did mean “ideas that were cool but challenging had to be cut to hit release dates”. As such, certain features – including the Grandparent (a unique boss for Sky Meadows) and lore entries – didn’t make launch.