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Slime Rancher 2 Early Access Release Date Revealed

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Slime Rancher 2 will be getting its initial release in roughly a month's time, launching in early access.

Just like the first, Slime Rancher 2 will be releasing in early access on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, and in Game Preview for the Xbox Series X|S, on Sept. 22, 2022. In a Reddit FAQ, director Nick Popovich SAID, "Slime Rancher 2 will launch into Early Access/Game Preview with a big world to explore, many different slimes to collect and combine, and an introduction to the game story and the mystery behind Rainbow Island."

"It's a substantial graphical leap over the original and all of the content currently available is in a highly-polished state."

That said, with the game launching in early access, Popovich has stated that it won't be without its limitations. "Launching into Early Access/Game Preview means that at launch, Slime Rancher 2 will be incomplete. It will not have all of the features, slimes, environments, items, story, etc. that will ultimately be found in the full game."

"We have taken great care to ensure that Slime Rancher 2 will always feel relatively whole and worth playing at any point in its development, but if you are someone who wants to play through a game all at once in a complete state, you can simply wait until the full game is released at a later date."

Slime Rancher 2 will be available to purchase for $29.99 and, according to Popovich, there are no plans for that to increase once the game launches in full. Player progress will also carry over to the full game once it leaves early access, so there's no need to worry about losing any work.