After less than two weeks on PlayStation Plus.
Co-op sci-fi mine shooter Deep Rock Galactic has trumpeted a new player milestone of 10 million users following its successful rollout via PlayStation Plus on PS4 and PS5.
This means that the game has more than doubled its user base since January 4, after being previously available since May 2020 on PC and Xbox One.
The game’s PlayStation launch includes a free match pass offering new rewards for online multiplayer.
Søren Lundgaard, head of Deep Rock Galactic’s development team of 40 people, said that the studio had been blown backwards by the success.
“The server list is completely packed with new players and many players have contacted us directly to tell us how much they love the game,” Lundgaard said. “We receive a lot of suggestions, feedback and help in tracking errors and problems.
“The way Deep Rock Galactic has always been developed is directly with the community. We are a small team implementing a huge console launch, so it’s great to have the community to work with us every step of the way, and we can not wait to show what we will give back to them in season 02 this spring! “
Deep Rock Galactic is the latest success story after arriving on PlayStation via its Plus subscription. Previous hits for launch via Plus include Rocket League and Fall Guys – the latter of which are still not available on other consoles.
This week, the whisper grew about a long-awaited refresh of Sony’s subscription offer – as payment cards for its PS Now streaming service were withdrawn from stores in the UK. Last summer, Eurogamer reported for the first time that Sony was considering a higher level of PlayStation Plus, which would include other parts – potentially including the anime service Crunchyroll.