As Deep Rock Galactic currently celebrates its third anniversary with a free weekend, developer Ghost Ship Games has also revealed the co-op shooter's 2021 roadmap, highlighting upcoming free content. Players can look forward to mod support, a new mission type, UI improvements, and more.
The Deep Rock Galactic 2021 Roadmap will deviate slightly from the developer's plan which promised "a new major update roughly every quarter (or 3 months)." Update 34 will be smaller but could make way for "maybe our biggest update ever."
Deep Rock Galactic 2021 Roadmap
Dedicated dwarves will have already noticed that Update 33 already went live earlier in February, adding new biomes and nasty foes that try to stop you from running away with those shiny minerals.
In April, Update 34 will introduce mod support on Steam. "This started out as something rather basic, but we’ve ended up adding a whole bunch of features around Modding Support, including a Save Game Profile system, Mod categories, and a menu dedicated to Modding," reads the post detailing the upcoming additions.
Weapons and overclocks are in line for a full balance pass, while players who prefer using controller will finally be able to rebind buttons.
"With a smaller update for April, we can focus on creating a much bigger Update 35. It’s planned out for Q3 2021 - so at least 6 months from now. This lengthy timeframe will allow us to dig deeper into the game and add some new systems for the future. Deep Rock Galactic is here to stay for a long time - there are no signs of fading, quite the opposite - so we need to think further ahead," the developer added.
Update 35 heavily focuses on adding stuff. A new mission type is on the way as are new weapons, overclocks, cosmetics, and UI improvements. We could also see new mutators and more features to the space-rig, but the post doesn't go into detail, since none of the content is finalized.
Either way, 2021 is shaping up to be great for Deep Rock Galactic players. The title already has plenty of staying power, thanks in part to the fact that you play as a bearded (or non-bearded) dwarf who enjoys shouting, alcohol, and shooting bugs very, very much.
The new content promised in its 2021 roadmap sounds like it'll take extra steps to increase gameplay variety. Mod support, too, could draw in newer players, depending on how flexible the tools will prove.
Deep Rock Galactic is out now on PC and Xbox One.
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