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A Swedish game development studio composed of industry veterans known for PAYDAY: The Heist and PAYDAY 2 — is thrilled to announce today via The Game Awards 2021 that its popular four-player cooperative multiplayer horror shooter GTFO has officially launched on Steam!
As the studio’s first title, GTFO has been in development since 2015; the game was revealed at The Game Awards 2017 and released on Steam Early Access in 2019. 10 Chambers surprise revealed the launch trailer live during The Game Awards 2021, commemorating the game’s immediate release onto Steam.
“After being in development since 2015 and in Early Access since 2019, GTFO is finally ready for Version 1.0. Over the last year, we’ve been polishing everything we already have in the game while adding new features,” said Ulf Andersson, Creative Director of GTFO. “We have worked hard to welcome new players while at the same time challenging our hardcore audience. I believe you will find GTFO a challenging but enjoyable experience thanks to our updated expeditions and our new combat buddies, the bots. If you played GTFO during Early Access, you should notice a huge difference in quality and see how the improvements make the extremely challenging parts more fun to tackle.”
Described as “Left 4 Dead meets Aliens,” GTFO has gained the reputation of being a terrifying, hardcore cooperative multiplayer shooter where good teamwork means the difference between life and death. Cast in a four-player team of prisoners held against their will by a mysterious entity called “The Warden,” survival depends on a team’s ability to communicate, coordinate, and manage their ammunition — else they doom themselves to a bloody, messy death. To The Warden, they’re all expendable.
GTFO (Version 1.0) features an extensive list of updates in the form of content additions and revamped gameplay elements. In addition to new game environments, communication tools, and weapons, GTFO now features player bots, customizable characters, checkpoints, improved matchmaking, updates to graphical rendering, a refined animation system, and much more.
Released during The Game Awards 2021, the GTFO launch trailer highlights the perilous journey of four prisoners who are held captive by the mysterious “The Warden”. They move stealthily throughout the vast underground complex, carefully illuminating the darkness with their flashlights in fear of awakening the monstrous creatures that reside within. The trailer is narrated by one of the prisoners; his voice filled with anxiety and fear, with only one thought on his mind: getting the f**k out.
GTFO uses a concept called Rundowns, which are regular game updates that add new limited-time expeditions (maps, scenarios, enemies, etc.) that completely replace the previous Rundown. 10 Chambers delivered seven content drops of varying sizes during the Early Access phase, and the system will continue with GTFO in Version 1.0.
“We have exhilarating Rundown drops planned for 2022, where we want to continue to challenge our players with the unexpected. With version 1.0, we are just starting to bend the limits of what GTFO can be, and I don’t want to spoil anything but play the game – you will understand what I mean. Our list of ideas for new horrors, puzzles, and tools is extensive, so I am genuinely excited for the coming years of GTFO,” said Hjalmar Vikström, Game Design Director at 10 Chambers.
Alongside new features and improved visuals, GTFO is now also localized to the following languages: Russian, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified), Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese (Traditional).
GTFO is available for purchase on Steam for $39.99 USD; a special limited-time launch discount of 25% off is active until December 16, 2021. Existing owners can download the Version 1.0 update now.
About 10 Chambers
Founded in 2015, 10 Chambers is a game studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. The studio was founded by Ulf Andersson, who founded Overkill Software and was the brain behind the PAYDAY franchise. GTFO is the debut title from the studio.Sponsor this Article!