What happens if I buy an early access game and it comes out?

I am thinking about buying an early access game on steam, but I don't know if I'll get the full version when it comes out.

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There is no full version. You can think of early access as a message that says "this game isn't complete yet, but you can buy it now if you want". So, basically, you'll keep it when it gets out of early access.

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    Also please note that it is possible that a DLC comes out before the game gets completed, and you will have to buy that DLC separately. (e.g. ARK: Scorched Earth - Expansion Pack)
    – Paul
    Dec 31, 2016 at 19:28
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    Or it's also possible that that game will never be finished and will stay in early access.
    – Ise
    Jan 2, 2017 at 8:11

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