We Need to go Deeper is a Jules Verne-inspired undersea roguelike

We Need to go Deeper is a "a Jules Verne-inspired roguelike set under the sea" that mainly takes place aboard a yellow submarine of the sort The Beatles might go roaming around in. That's how we described it in May 2014 (2014!), when it was still jostling for the thumbs-up on Steam Greenlight. (Remember that?)"

Fast-forward five years, and it's still not officially released, but it does finally have a release date: We Need to go Deeper will leave Steam Early Access on August 1, a long-awaited launch that will bring about a few changes to the game. Updates will continue but at a somewhat slower pace than they've been coming during Early Access, a deluxe Buried Treasure Edition will be offered, leaderboards will be reset, and as has become the norm, the price will be going up.

Developer Deli Interactive said that 108 updates have been released for We Need to go Deeper since it went live on Early Access in 2016 (there's a full list here if you want to see how far it's come), and the studio will put out "a steady stream of fixes and a few quality-of-life stuff" leading up to release. Beyond that, it plans to add more biomes and enemies, unique boss battles, new items, and "exciting and memorable" endgame content at the bottom of The Living Infinite, the undersea trench where the game takes place.

We Need to go Deeper will be going up to $16 when the 1.0 release rolls around but until July 9 it's on sale on Steam for $7/£5/€7. There's also a website you can dive into at weneedtogodeeper.com.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.