Being a direct sequel to the critically and economically successful original, Slime Rancher 2 is one of the most eagerly awaited Game Pass releases of 2022. But what do we already know about the game and what have we seen prior to the release of Slime Rancher 2?
The sequel, which continues Beatrix LeBeau’s adventures, leads you on a quest to learn the island’s mysteries and its actual purpose. You will go along that voyage while cultivating your own ranch of slimes, exploring candy-colored cliffs and pastel-colored paved walkways.
In terms of surroundings, the sequel appears to be more colorful and varied, and we can only hope that it will also have improved gameplay. But what have we already seen or been told about before the alleged release date of Slime Rancher 2? The newest information on the game is below.
Slime Rancher 2 Release Date
The release date for Slime Rancher 2 has been confirmed for September 22, 2022. Monomi Park broke the announcement in August 2022, and players may already download the game before it is officially released on Steam.
The Xbox and Bethesda Extended Showcase in June 2022 was the last time we saw the game. It will be in early access once it is made available on PC and Xbox Series X|S.
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Throughout that period, the game will have a number of free upgrades that will increase the amount of material already there and add new features, objects, and narrative. Although there is no defined schedule, these changes will occur often, according to Monomi Park.
Slime Rancher 2 Platforms
Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Slime Rancher 2 are all scheduled for release. Xbox One and other consoles from the previous generation will not be able to play the game. Additionally, Slime Rancher 2 looks to be a timed exclusive for Xbox, which implies that the PS5 version of the game won’t be released until some time after the Xbox version. Slime Rancher 2 doesn’t appear to be coming to PS4 because it will only be available on next-generation systems.
Slime Rancher 2 Gameplay
The Xbox and Bethesda Showcase included gameplay for Slime Rancher 2, giving us our best look at the game to date. That concludes our knowledge about Slime Rancher 2’s release date. Check out our list of the major forthcoming Xbox Series X games for additional information on future Xbox games.
What Slime Rancher 2’s Release Date Is
With the official release date now known, fans of the Monomi Park franchise may now stop waiting for Slime Rancher 2. The Early Access release date is approaching, following the pattern of the original Slime Rancher’s progressively growing features, which should offer even the most anxious fans enough to dig their teeth into while they wait for the game to formally launch.
Slime Rancher was in Early Access when Monomi Park released it in 2016, offering players a taste of its gameplay and concepts as the development team developed its concepts and took user input into account. Over time, certain slimes, settings, and plot components were gradually introduced.
On September 22, Slime Rancher 2 will enter Early Access with additional slime varieties. Additionally, only the Xbox Series X and S, the Epic Game Store, and Steam will provide the game. Slime Rancher Director Nick Popovich has provided details on what to anticipate when the game launches in Early Access next month in a Reddit AMA, despite the fact that this means fans will have to wait for a finished version of Slime Rancher 2 (or any version at all on the PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch).
What To Expect In Slime Rancher 2 Early Access
The Early Access version of Slime Rancher 2 “won’t contain all of the features, slimes, locations, objects, stories, etc. that will ultimately be available in the entire game,” according to Popovich. Popovich added that despite this, Monomi Games has made sure that Slime Rancher 2 would feature all the regions, slimes, and fossils required to deliver a satisfying experience in its Early Launch condition.
The new Rainbow Island setting will have fresh slimes, a variety of settings, and an interesting mystery that are as polished as those in a finished game and that will only be improved upon when new updates are introduced. To ensure that the additions to Slime Rancher 2 do not obstruct the players’ experiences on Rainbow Island, these upgrades will also be implemented in ways that smoothly continue them.
Unfortunately, there are currently no official release dates for Slime Rancher 2, which excludes gamers of the first game on the PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch. However, considering that the first Slime Rancher had established a track record for its early access material, players should not have to wait too long for updates to arrive at the game. There are also no definite dates for the next updates coming to Slime Rancher 2’s early access.
Indeed, Popovich wants it to be understood that the decision of Monomi Games to make Slime Rancher 2 available in early access was one that was taken in good faith. Popovich even counsels gamers to save their $29.99 if they’d rather wait for a finished Slime Rancher 2.