Deep Rock Galactic

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Coffee Stain Publishing
Developer: Ghost Ship Games
Release Date: May 13, 2020

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'Deep Rock Galactic' Sells 3 Million Copies, Season 01 Comes to Xbox Next Week

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2021 @ 9:14 a.m. PST

Deep Rock Galactic is a procedurally generated first person co-op shooter for up to 4 players.

As a team of veteran dwarven space miners, you must go on missions for your corporate overlords and venture into the deepest, most dangerous cave systems of the most hostile planet ever discovered.

Experience teamwork as you’ve never experienced it in a co-op game before. Complete missions and gather ever more riches. Expand your roster of class-based skills, unlock new gear and weapons, and take on the worst monsters the galaxy has to offer.

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.

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.

Coffee Stain Publishing and Ghost Ship Games have revealed that Deep Rock Galactic has sold over 3 million units on PC (Steam) and Xbox One!

In addition, this month saw the alien dwarf shooter achieve a new peak CCU of over 40,000 players, and break its previous daily active user peak, attracting over 233,000 on 7th November 2021. The success comes following the launch of Season 01 of the ‘Performance Pass,’ as the game moves into a new free seasonal content model to better engage the loyal Deep Rock Galactic community whilst also appealing to new players. 

Since launch, Deep Rock Galactic players have in total spent 125 million hours in Hoxxes, and alongside the 3 million base game sales, fans have purchased over 1.4 million DLCs. Known for having one of the most passionate and welcoming communities in multiplayer gaming, Deep Rock Galactic has also seen significant critical acclaim. In 2020 it received a slew of accolades including two SXSW Awards for Indie Game of the Year and Excellence in Multiplayer, and was shortlisted for a BAFTA in the Multiplayer category. 

“The way Ghost Ship Games operates is remarkable. It has been an uninterrupted pleasure joining them on this journey so far, and by all accounts we’re nowhere near done,” said Albert Säfström, CEO, Coffee Stain Publishing. “The shift to seasons seems to have resonated with our players, and the newly expanded community has so much more to look forward to.”

“When we launched into Early Access at the start of 2018, we wouldn’t have suspected that we’d be reaching new peak CCUs and sales milestones at the end of 2021!” Said Søren Lundgaard, CEO & Co-Founder, Ghost Ship Games. “We’ve always developed Deep Rock Galactic alongside our community, and the new Performance Pass was squarely aimed at giving them more ways to play, for a longer period of time, so we’re delighted this has also resulted in such a major milestone for us.”

Deep Rock Galactic Season 01 is currently available on PC (Steam), and will launch on Xbox and Xbox Game Pass on the 18th November.

Key Features:

  • 1 to 4 player Co-Op: Work together as a team to dig, explore, and fight your way through massive cave systems filled with hordes of deadly enemies and valuable resources.
  • 4 Unique Classes: Mow through enemies as the Gunner, scout ahead and light up the caves as the Scout, chew through solid rock as the Driller, or support the team with defensive structures and turrets as the Engineer.
  • Fully Destructible Environments: Destroy everything around you to reach your goal. There is no set path so you can complete your mission your way. But proceed with caution, you don’t want to stumble into an alien swarm unprepared!
  • Procedurally Generated Cave Network: Explore a network of procedurally generated cave systems filled with enemies to fight and riches to collect. 
  • High-Tech Gadgets and Weapons: Clean the caves of Hoxxes IV with the CSPR Flamethrower and the "Lead Storm" Powered Minigun, light the way with flares, tackle tough terrain with the Reinforced Power Drill and reach new heights with the grappling hook.

Deep Rock Galactic is available on PC (Steam) and Xbox One (Microsoft Store) for $29.99/€29.99/£24.99.

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