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Mining horde shooter Deep Rock Galactic comes to Steam

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Deep Rock Galactic (opens in new tab)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 (opens in new tab), it felt like a tense and innovative horde shooter. When James played it last month, he found it enjoyable but thin (opens in new tab), 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. 

Austin Wood
Staff writer, GamesRadar

Austin freelanced for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and has been a full-time writer at PC Gamer's sister publication GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover-up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news, the occasional feature, and as much Genshin Impact as he can get away with.