Deep Rock Galactic is a co-op horde shooter where you and your friends are all dwarves trying to shoot bugs and mine ore. When we first played it last November, it felt like a tense and innovative horde shooter. When James played it last month, he found it enjoyable but thin, with plenty of room for improvement in its long-planned Steam Early Access campaign. Which is timely enough, because Deep Rock Galactic recently hit Early Access.
The current Early Access build is $25 and includes singleplayer mode, four-man multiplayer, and four dwarf classes. Developer Ghost Ship Games says they “plan to gradually raise the price” as more content is released. Immediately, the studio is focusing on:
- More game modes
- More varied caves and biomes
- Adding tools and gear
- Adding character classes and class-unique gear
- A “deep and meaningful” meta
Ghost Ship Games expects Deep Rock Galactic to remain in Early Access for one to two years.