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New DLC for Dredge Delayed Until 2024

New DLC for Dredge Delayed Until 2024
New DLC for Dredge Delayed Until 2024 (Image via: @PlayStation X Handle)
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The eagerly awaited DLC for the popular indie game “Dredge,” titled “The Iron Rig,” has been delayed until early 2024. Initially set for release on August 15, 2023, the expansion will introduce new areas, boat upgrades, and other surprises, enhancing the gameplay experience for fans. The news came through an announcement from the official PlayStation Twitter account, creating a buzz among the gaming community.

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“Dredge,” developed by Black Salt Games and published by Team17, is a unique fishing adventure game set in a Lovecraft-inspired world. Players control a fishing trawler navigating through mysterious waters filled with secrets, hidden treasures, and strange inhabitants. The game, released on March 30, 2023, quickly gained acclaim for its atmospheric storytelling and engaging mechanics​.

The delay of “The Iron Rig” DLC comes after the developers realized the need for more time to coordinate marketing efforts and ensure a polished final product. Black Salt Games expressed their disappointment but emphasized their commitment to delivering high-quality content. They promised that the additional time would allow for more extensive development and exciting new features​​.

The new DLC will delve deeper into the game’s lore, focusing on the Ironhaven Corporation, a company planning to establish drilling operations in the game’s world. This expansion aims to provide players with new storylines, characters, and quests, further enriching the game’s narrative. Players can look forward to gathering materials, meeting new characters, and uncovering the secrets behind the Ironhaven Corporation’s ambitions​.

While the delay might be disappointing to some fans, the developers have assured that the wait will be worth it. They plan to include additional content to make up for the delay, promising a more comprehensive and enjoyable experience. This includes new boat upgrades and other gameplay enhancements that will be available upon release​​.

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“Dredge” has continued to capture players’ imaginations with its unique blend of fishing simulation and dark, mysterious storytelling. The upcoming DLC is expected to build on this foundation, offering more depth and excitement. Players can expect to explore new areas, encounter intriguing characters, and face new challenges as they navigate the dangerous waters of “Dredge.”

The game is available on multiple platforms, including Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Fans can keep up with the latest updates from Black Salt Games and Team17 through their official channels as they eagerly await the release of “The Iron Rig” DLC early next year​.

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