The Hidden Deep closed beta that features a claustrophobic sci-fi thriller set in an underwater research facility will begin November 15th 2021.
Developer Cogwheel Software and publisher Daedalic Entertainment will be running the closed beta for several weeks before Early Access at the beginning of next year. But what can you expect from Hidden Deep? Here’s everything you need to know.
Hidden Deep Closed Beta Begins on November 15th
Access to Four Levels
Hidden Deep’s beta will give players access to four levels, in a large suboceanic research and mining facility. Inhabited by alien creatures, Hidden Deep’s 2D world is claustrophobic, thrilling, and full of danger, inspired by movies like Alien and The Thing, as well as the original Half-Life game.
The player will lead a team of researchers to find out what happened to the station’s crew. Inspired by 80’s and 90’s classics, you can explore the depths whilst trying to avoid being eaten by a series of deadly (and very sneaky) aliens. You can use tools like grappling hooks, scanners, and drones to move closer to your goal.
There will be a story mode with handcrafted levels, a challenging single-player mode (allowing you to control your team directly or by giving orders), and co-op mode with randomized levels, too.
The Last Word on Gaming Viewpoint
Fans of 90’s and 90’s action thrillers will have plenty to look forward to here, with some nostalgia mixed in with the scarier moments. If you enjoyed the thrilling excitement of exploring the depths of Subnautica, chances are you might enjoy Hidden Deep, too.
Probably one to avoid for thalassophobia sufferers, though.
Interested? You can add Hidden Deep to your Steam wishlist here. The full game is expected to arrive in Early Access mode on Steam at the beginning of 2022.