That's how it should be: Our test for Deep Rock Galactic is hot off the press right now and the developers are tackling our biggest criticism! Okay, one doesn't necessarily have to do something with the other. But it's still nice to see that everyone agrees where the journey after the release has to go, doesn't it?
When we tested Deep Rock Galactic, it turned out to be really great co-op fun, especially with friends. But we wouldn't be GameStar if we didn't have a little bit of something to complain about. We are thorough!
And what was there to complain about? Even though our tester Florian Zandt has a lot of praise for Deep Rock Galactic, there is a lack of variety in the long term. Because even if the cave systems are randomly generated, we always fulfill the same handful of mission goals. In the long run, this can become a bit boring – and this is exactly where the developers are starting.
Timetable for (even) more variety
Because on Steam the creators have published a roadmap of how to proceed after the release – and it seems that you are far from finished with Deep Rock Galactic! And lo and behold, above all, more variety should be provided. With regard to our test, the following points from the content timetable are particularly striking:
Three new secondary mission goals: Already in June new bonus objectives are to be added, which can optionally be fulfilled in the caves. There is finally more to do apart from the main mission than just picking alien flowers (no joke).
Two new types of missions: As if they had read our thoughts: For the third quarter of 2020 (July to September), the makers promise new orders that should provide more variety and are high on the wish list of the community.
Two new planet biomes & opponents: So that there is more to discover between lava, ice or sand worlds, new areas of the alien planet are to be developed in the fourth quarter of 2020. There are also more alien types.
As always, new content should appear free of charge – so it seems to remain interesting for future mining expeditions. If you've read this far and still only understand the train station, let Deep Rock Galactic explain you in under 5 minutes!