Since the Early Access launch of Slime Rancher 2, the development team here at Monomi Park has been hard at work combing through your feedback and reviews, fixing bugs, and developing content updates.
We’d like to take a moment to talk about the future of Slime Rancher 2 as well as set expectations for the content and pace of those updates.
Monomi Park is a relatively small studio that prioritizes team health above all else.
This means that we will take all the time we need to deliver high-quality updates so that our team can remain happy and healthy, and ready to deliver the updates that follow.
This approach allows us to support Slime Rancher 2 long-term, just as we did with the original.
Because of this, our approach to content updates is to make larger updates that have a clear reason for players to revisit the game.
So while you’re welcome to wait for updates to ‘build up, ’ our objective is that each major content update to Slime Rancher 2 is an update worth returning to Rainbow Island and continuing your experience for a while.
And once you do find yourself running out of steam with the latest update, take a break!
We believe it’s healthy for our players and their long-term enjoyment of Slime Rancher 2 to know when it’s time to leave Rainbow Island for a while until the next major update comes along.
If you follow Monomi Park or Slime Rancher on social media, subscribe to our newsletter, or watch for news posts on your preferred platform, then you’ll know right away when updates arrive and when it’s time once more to tighten your boots and ready your Vacpack.
So what does the future hold for Beatrix’s new adventure in Slime Rancher 2?
Our first major content update will be available in early 2023 and will have Beatrix discovering a mysterious, glacial island off the coast of Ember Valley known as Powderfall Bluffs.
As if it were a giant, icy time capsule, Beatrix will discover a thriving community of prehistoric Saber Slimes and Thundercluck chickens within, as well as a treasure trove of new resources for crafting and strange, auroral anomalies scattered about the zone.
And keep your head low, because slimes love a good snowball fight!
Following the release of Powderfall Bluffs, the team will be deep into development of new features that build upon a lot of the core activities in Slime Rancher, enriching the experience you know and love.
Our plan is to bundle many of these together into the second major content update, allowing players to return to Slime Rancher 2 and experience many parts of the game in new ways.
This second major content update will take time to develop, but we feel it will pay huge dividends on the overall experience with Slime Rancher 2 for all updates to come.
Further out, Beatrix’s adventure will finally take her into the massive and mysterious Grey Labyrinth that blocks her progress across the furthest reaches of the island.
And though its purpose and history remain unknown, it's clear that the key to unlocking the secrets of Rainbow Island lie beyond its walls.
We hope you’re as excited for the future of Slime Rancher as we all are here at Monomi Park. It has been a pleasure to see you enjoy this world we built and now share with you.
We immensely appreciate your feedback, support, and patience as we develop Slime Rancher 2 in a way that is healthy and sustainable for our team, and that produces fun, inspiring, and beautiful updates (with at least a few very silly things in it) for all of you.
Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you out there on Rainbow Island; now, or in all the days ahead.