The My Time at Sandrock Early Access release date has been revealed. You'll be able to get your hands on Pathea's followup to My Time at Portia next month, when it'll be available on PC. Pathea says it's planning to keep the game in Early Access for around a year.
When is the My Time at Sandrock Early Access release date?
After two delays in 2021 (one in March and one later on in June), we finally have a My Time at Sandrock Early Access release date. The second game in the My Time series, as Pathea is calling it, will launch for PC on May 26th. That means you'll have to wait just shy of two months to get your hands on the game, assuming that it isn't delayed again. That seems unlikely, as the past delays were caused by issues with the Chinese government not approving new games, and it doesn't seem likely they'd announce another release date without having cleared that hurdle.
You'll be able to pick it up via either Steam or the Epic Games Store, so make sure to give it a wishlist. You can check out the Early Access announcement trailer, along with some new My Time at Sandrock footage, right here.
If you're a fan of My Time at Portia, you've likely been waiting for this one with bated breath. The game hit 100,000 Steam wishlists just a couple of months after it was announced, gaining new customization options as a result. When the game subsequently hit 400,000 wishlists, the devs added two entirely new romance options in the form of dapper bachelor Ernest and teacher Jane. Suffice it to say that My Time at Sandrock is shaping up to be a pretty big game even at its Early Access release.
What is My Time at Sandrock?
My Time at Sandrock is the followup to Pathea Games' cult smash My Time at Portia. It's a life sim in which you move to the titular town of Sandrock, a place "in the jaws of economic and environmental ruin", according to Pathea. You must revitalize Sandrock and restore it to its former glory. To do so, you'll be able to mingle in the community, farm and harvest crops, and build new structures. There'll also be a significant combat dimension to My Time at Sandrock; its new, expanded action RPG combat system will be used to traverse the desert and discover old-world tech.
Along with titles like Spirit of the Island (which just got its first major update), Sandrock is part of a cozy life sim revolution, with lots of games in this style popping up. This one's already making its mark thanks to its distinctive style and built-in Portia following, though. You'll be able to check out My Time at Sandrock when it launches in Early Access on May 26th, so mark your calendars. In the meantime, it's well worth going back and revisiting My Time at Portia if you're a fan of this kind of game.