Terrifying Co-Op Survival Horror 'GTFO' Hits Early Access Next Week
The ridiculously-named co-op survival horror GTFO is coming to Steam early next week. Developer 10 Chambers Collection previously promised that the game would release by the end of the year, and it'll soon be delivering on that promise. The unique horror shooter enters Steam Early Access on Monday, December 9th. The studio reckons the game will spend about a year there before graduating to "proper" release.
10 Chambers took to Steam to explain that GTFO will be an Early Access title so that it can try out new co-op challenges and puzzles on the "poor, unsuspecting community". The developer will also be using the time to work on the number of enemies, objectives, and environments, and there are also plans to introduce gear progression systems and character customisation features.
GTFO has been in development for around four years now. First announced back in 2017, it's described as a survival horror shooter for four players, with a focus on team play and atmosphere. According to the studio , it also features "edge-of-your-seat suspense, team-based puzzle-solving and high-intensity combat".
Friends will have to work together in the PvE title to make it through a number of rotating missions. Your main objective is fairly simple: get past hordes of deadly enemies while exploring an underground complex in search of the exit so you can extract with the whole team. There are various other tasks you'll need to complete along the way, though.
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While 10 Chambers does acknowledge that the game is technically a shooter, there's a lot more stealth and puzzle solving going on in GTFO than you might expect from something of that description. That's not to say that there aren't moments of tense, full-on action though. When the beasts descend - and they will - all you can really do is spray and pray. And run. And maybe have a little cry.
In essence, it looks like my favourite kind of game. One where you and your mates spend ages coming up with a plan, and you have the thrill of seeing it all come together until the last moment. That is, until everything falls apart and you're forced to run around shooting at everything in the vain hope that you don't die.
The aim of the game, after all, is to Get The F**k Out. That title implies a lot more blind panic than detailed strategy to me. I haven't had the chance to go hands on with the game myself, unfortunately. I'm incredibly tempted to check it out next week now, though
Featured Image Credit: 10 Chambers