Deep Rock Galactic was already popular before it came to PlayStation 5 and PS4 — and in turn PS Plus — at the start of this month, but the game's inclusion in Sony's subscription service has added so many new miners that it has reached a new milestone. More than 10 million players have now got to work with a pickaxe since the title's initial release in 2018, and a whopping six million of them are already playing on PS5 and PS4. That's the power of PS Plus.
Developer Ghost Ship Games shared the news in a press release, which also noted the inclusion of a free Battle Pass for players to work through and the recognition the game received throughout 2021. "The way Deep Rock Galactic has always been developed is directly with the community," said Ghost Ship Games CEO Søren Lundgaard. "We are a small team, undertaking a huge console launch so it is amazing to have the community working with us every step of the way, and we can't wait to show off what we are going to give back to them in Season 02 this Spring!"
If you're yet to redeem the PS5, PS4 title through PS Plus, you've got until 31st January 2022 to do so. DIRT 5 and Persona 5 Strikers are also part of this month's lineup. In our Deep Rock Galactic PS5 review, we awarded the title a 7/10. "If you're looking for your next co-op addiction, Deep Rock Galactic could well be it. Brilliantly balanced character classes and engaging, emergent missions make for highly enjoyable underground antics, particularly with pals."
Networking issues aside, it sounds like great fun. Have you been playing Deep Rock Galactic since it hit PS Plus? Share your thoughts in the comments below.