Dwarves, Mining and Ravenous Aliens. Deep Rock Galactic Is Coming to Xbox Game Preview on February 28th
Remember Goat Simulator? I don’t think anyone can ever forget it but how do you follow up a game like that? Easy. You throw a bunch of Dwarves together shoot them into space and task them with stripping the natural resources of a planet called Hoxxes IV which sounds easy. But stripping a planet bare comes with its own set of problems. Ready your weapons my Dwarven brethren, this is Deep Rock Galactic and we’re going in.
You will get to control either the Driller, the Engineer, the Scout or the Gunner as you seek to make your fortune on Hoxxes IV, as you mine precious gems and metals. It’s not just a case of mining until your Dwarven heart is content though. This wouldn’t be much of a game if all you did was turn up, strip a planet of all its natural resources and bugger off home would it. Hoxxes IV, is one of the most hostile planets in the galaxy so not only will you be busy doing your day job but you must also defend yourself, your teammates and your precious cargo against a relentless onslaught of ravenous aliens
Deep Rock Galactic has been in Closed Alpha on Steam since December 2016. The benefits of that for us new players will be the constant updates that the game has received since its initial launch. When the game launches into preview we will have access to 7 unique regions of Planet Hoxxes IV, upgrades, drones, vanity items, a mini-boss, biomes and refrained from fixing the broken barrel physics!
You can read the full press release below:
Deep Rock Galactic enforcers Coffee Stain Publishing and Ghost Ship Games are calling on all dwarves across the globe to join the Deep Rock initiative in its widest recruitment drive yet! Starting on February 28, 2018, any hardy dwarf with a taste for adventure and a proficiency in firearms can join their most ambitious mining operation to date when Deep Rock Galactic lands on Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preview.
Enlisted dwarves will be paired with up to three like-minded brethren and sent on missions to the most hostile planet ever discovered, Hoxxes IV, to mine precious gems and metals. Cooperation is essential to your success and, as an interplanetary mining conglomerate, Deep Rock Galactic depends on its employees to take care of each other.
Players take up arms as one of four classes of badass dwarven miners, each with their own invaluable set of skills and gear. The Driller, the Engineer, the Scout and the Gunner must work together to survive a relentless onslaught of ravenous aliens and escape the procedurally generated caves with their bounty intact.
“With Deep Rock Galactic, we wanted to create a true co-op experience where teamwork really matters. We’re mixing the traditional co-op shooter with all the goodness of huge procedural levels, lots of exploration and mining and all the personality of fantasy dwarves – but in a sci-fi setting,” says Mikkel Martin Pedersen, Game Director/Co-Founder of Ghost Ship Games.
Deep Rock Galactic first began recruiting brave space mining dwarves when it entered Closed Alpha on Steam in December 2016. Since then, more than ten thousand test-subjects have played the ever-improving Closed-Alpha builds and delivered invaluable feedback to the team. By popular demand, the team have thus far added upgrades, drones, vanity items, a mini-boss, biomes and refrained from fixing the broken barrel physics!
“Moving into Early Access and Game Preview, we’re really excited to keep developing the game with the help of our awesome community. At launch, 7 unique regions of Planet Hoxxes will be ready to explore, mine and get lost in, but really this is just the beginning and Hoxxes has only just begun giving up her secrets. We have SO many more ideas and can’t wait to start implementing them all,” said Søren Lundgaard, CEO/Co-Founder of Ghost Ship Games.