Gamers who love rogue-like games seem familiar with the name Risk of Rain from Hopoo Games. Success in the first series with simple visuals, they managed to increase the popularity of this super exciting series via Risk of Rain 2 which suddenly comes with three-dimensional visuals. Challenging difficulty levels, a myriad of unlockables, a variety of unique weapons, to interesting characters, it’s no exaggeration to think of it as one of the best indie games out there. The popularity that turned out to be tempting Gearbox Software.
Gearbox Software – dev. Borderlands, which had served as publisher for Risk of Rain, finally officially bought the rights to the title. It’s not clear how much money they poured out, but Risk of Rain now officially belongs to Gearbox. Remember it’s only the game, because they didn’t buy the developer – Hopoo Games which resulted in a transaction that is quite unique in the game industry. As the new owner, Gearbox promises to continue supporting Risk of Rain 2 in the future with more content, including the Survivors of the Void DLC, to the console market later.
Risk of Rain joins the Gearbox family. pic.twitter.com/EjlOUVi0Hq
— Risk of Rain 2 (@RiskofRain) November 17, 2022
They purchased the Risk of Rain IP, not Hopoo Games.
— Hopoo Games (@hopoogames) November 17, 2022
Gearbox itself doesn’t speak more honestly about what kind of long-term plans they are preparing for Risk of Rain. Will we see Risk of Rain 3 with AAA game visuals in the future? Let’s wait.