Risk of Rain 2 Announced Making the Leap from 2D to 3D

Developer Hopoo Games provides a DevBlog about the early development of Risk of Rain 2, detailing why the game has made a shift from 2D to 3D.

on May 8, 2017 10:32 PM

Today, developer Hopoo Games took to tumblr to announce that the sequel to 2013’s action-platformer hit, Risk of Rain, has been in development for nearly six months. The developer just couldn’t decide when would be the best time to announce the project, so it it released a DevBlog detailing some of Risk of Rain 2‘s early development.

Perhaps the most notable change from the original Risk of Rain is that the sequel has moved from a 2D platformer into the 3D realm. Hopoo Games says that as its first-ever 3D project, Risk of Rain 2 will greatly improve upon the original.

“We think that 3D allows for much deeper design spaces and more possibilities for cool gameplay. Feelings of scale and atmosphere are also much stronger. We are really happy with the core of Risk of Rain – and we’re finding it plays even better in 3D.”

The team at Hopoo also wanted to stress that the game remains in very early development. As such, Risk of Rain 2 does not have a release window at this time.

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