More slack in the line
Team17 has revealed the roadmap to Black Salt Games’ indie darling, Dredge, that continues through to the end of the year. While many additions could be considered “small,” it will conclude with paid DLC at the end of the year.
First up, we’ve got map markers. I didn’t even realize they weren’t already in the game. I guess I just didn’t need them so hard that I never looked to see if they were there.
Next up is a feature I always appreciate: a photo mode. It’s always nice being able to set up the perfect visual. You’ll get this ability from a character in the game and can then use it to find new wildlife to snap photos of. As part of this update, you’ll be able to turn off the aggressive behavior of certain sea monsters. While I feel like vulnerability is sort of central to the horror of Dredge, it will be helpful for anyone who just wants to explore without being harrowed.
In Q3, the Dredge team will be adding boat customization. Once again, I didn’t necessarily look for this while playing, but I always love new ways to get creative. This will come in the form of paint schemes and flags.
Life at sea
Finally, at the end of the year, Black Salt Games will release paid DLC for Dredge. The DLC will center around a mysterious corporation known as Ironhaven. While they claim to be simply investing in drilling operations to revitalize the area’s towns and settlements, their actual goals seem much more sinister. Nonetheless, you’ll be aiding them with building up their facilities while uncovering their secrets.
While I wasn’t in love with Dredge, I appreciate it thematically. The paid DLC seems kind of cool, and I might be willing to check it out when it finally drops at the end of the year.
If you haven’t dropped anchor on Dredge, it’s available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Switch.