DREDGE devs share a content roadmap revealing what's in the works
Shipping out new content all year long
DREDGE is a single-player fishing adventure with a sinister undercurrent. Captain your fishing trawler to explore a collection of remote isles, and their surrounding depths, to see what lies below. If you’re not sure this game’s for you, you’ll be happy to know there’s a free demo on the Switch eShop, so hop on and give the game a go!
For those who are on-board with DREDGE, the developers have revealed that a new wave of content is in the works for the title, and it includes both paid and free content. Here’s a look at what you can expect.
First up, extended functionality for the in-game map is coming in the first free update in May. The addition of map markers will allow you to select from different colored icons representing everything from dangers, shipwrecks, mysteries, and more, enabling more effective navigation between locations than before. Additionally, this update will include some fixes and balance changes.
In the second update, two new modes will introduce very different ways to experience Dredge. The first is Passive Mode, which caters to players who prefer a less intense experience. Monsters that usually attack fishing boats will no longer be aggressive, allowing players to focus on fishing and enjoying the serene surroundings.
This update’s second mode is another much requested feature: Photo mode. But rather than just add the ability with a simple menu option, the devs are taking a different approach. When it launches, the photo mode will see the addition of a new in-game character who’ll help players unlock their camera ability and share clues on where to find some of the local marine wildlife as subjects for your photography, some of which will be brand new in this update.
The third free update will introduce boat customizations such as paint schemes and flags. As you explore the coastlines and bayous of Dredge, you’ll unlock new boat paint schemes and flags to make your fishing vessel really stand out. We’ll have more information on both updates two and three later in the year.
Finally, the team will be developing a paid and entirely optional DLC featuring the mysterious Ironhaven Corporation. They’re looking to establish an innovative drilling operation in the area to revitalize the towns and populations, but their ultimate goal is unknown. As you gather materials to construct new buildings and biomatter to fuel the rig, meet new characters, craft new equipment, and catch new fish, you may uncover the truth behind their potentially nefarious operations.