Early Access Hit Risk of Rain 2 Racks Up One Million Sales in One Month

Gaming article by Richard Costa on Friday, May 3, 2019 - 10:00
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Topic(s): Early Access, News

Risk of Rain was a massively successful and massively challenging indie roguelike 2D platformer. It was developed by two students at the University of Washington, Duncan Drummond and Paul Morse, who then went on to release the final game under the studio name Hopoo Games on November 8, 2013. The game wasn't only highly successful, it was critically and commercially acclaimed, and it remains a hallmark title of the roguelike genre, alongside titles such as The Binding of Isaac, Spelunky, FTL: Faster Than Light, and Rogue Legacy.

Last month, Risk of Rain 2 premiered on Early Access to a great reception (Our Preview), and the developers also shared their Past Stories Roadmap a few weeks later, which shows their commitment to make Risk of Rain 2 as great and successful as the original. A deluge of players have flooded the co-op roguelike third-person 3D shooter since then, and Hopoo Games and Gearbox Publishing are proud to announce that it has sold over one million units in the month following the launch into Steam Early Access on March 28, 2019. It's an impressive milestone that comes hot on the heels of Risk of Rain 2 Early Access forecast reveal, detailing what sort of content players can expect leading up to launch by Spring 2020. The founding developers, Paul Morse and Duncan Drummond, commented on the milestone:

First off, we are beyond excited to announce that Risk of Rain 2 has surpassed one million sales on Steam alone in the month following our Early Access launch! To give you guys a little bit of context, it took us almost five years to hit that same number on Steam for Risk of Rain 1. We are so excited to see how many of you are jumping into RoR 2 and bringing your friends with you, thank you all so much.
The sequel to the beloved indie title represents a generational leap to the franchise with 3D graphics and third-person shooter mechanics, while still holding true to its roguelike roots.

Risk of Rain 2 is available on Steam in Early Access for $19.99 and it's slated to launch by Spring 2020. You can follow the game on Twitter and Facebook, as well as the Hopoo Games DevBlog.

Did you try out Risk of Rain 2 yet? What do you think of the generational leap to 3D graphics? Let us know in the comments below!

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