Released all the way back in 2018, Dead Cells is a rogue-lite metroidvania-inspired action platformer featuring fast and frantic combat alongside a near endless amount of unique weapons. Since its release, the game has received consistent content updates. 4 years on, the game is still going strong, with 2023 promised to be “the most exciting year in Dead Cells history.”
In a post on Steam, Dead Cells’ developer Motion Twin discussed the future of the game, saying “We're taking a little breather from constant alpha/beta/update announcements to kill off the belief that, with the latest DLC ‘The Queen and the Sea', we are at or near the end of Dead Cells' lifetime. We can see how people ended up thinking this, but reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated…”
With that, the team released a roadmap for the game, highlighting the next year of content updates. This summer will bring with it “the long awaited panchaku and a new flame head outfit based on our beloved animated trailers, a ton of rebalancing on weapons & items, reworking the legendaries system to make it more intuitive & interesting, a Soul Knight weapon & outfit and you'll be able to pet the pets.”
The Autumn months will add a multitude of boss rush modes, allowing you to hone your skills while also earning new unlockables. The Winter season will bring with it another update, though the team is currently keeping it “under wraps”, so we will have to wait and see.
Perhaps the most exciting revelation is the fact that updates will continue into 2023, with the upcoming year said to be “by far our biggest year since the 1.0 launch and we're thrilled to show you what we've been cooking up behind the scenes.”
The team concluded by claiming that “we're very much in the mid-life of Dead Cells” meaning we may be seeing new content dropping for the game all the way until 2026. It will be interesting to see just how different Dead Cells will be come its end-of-life when compared to the game’s already content-rich 1.0 release.
KitGuru says: Do you play Dead Cells? What do you think of all the updates so far? Would you like to see Motion Twin work on a new game? Let us know down below.