GTFO arrives in Steam Early Access

GTFO, the four-play cooperative horror FPS from former Payday developers, is now in Steam Early Access. Announced nearly four years ago, GTFO puts you on a team of four prisoners held captive by someone simply known as “The Warden.” You’ll be sent to complete various tasks, using your wits and communication to survive. These tasks get increasingly difficult, with only around one percent of GTFO’s alpha testers making it back.

When starting the game, you’ll receive the “Rundown,” which are the work orders you’re given by The Warden. Although various aspects of the work will change – including the monsters you’ll face and environments you’ll enter – one thing remains consistent, according to developer Simon Viklund. “What is always constant in GTFO, is that survival hinges on the cooperation between the members of the team. Work together or die together.”

Ulf Andersson, head of developer 10 Chambers Collective, said they’re using the Early Access period to “test the Rundown concept; different types of expeditions and challenges, how long should they last, how often we’re going to put out new ones, and so on.” Regardless, Andersson says it’s “a very ambitious Early Access release,” allowing gamers “the chance to experience content that may never exist again.”

GTFO, Payday, and 10 Chambers Collective

10 Chambers Collective is a studio founded by former developers from Overkill, the studio behind Payday: The Heist and Payday 2. The team started development on GTFO back in 2015. Since then, the game has only been shown to alpha testers and a few select journalists. The only public showing was a few days ago when GTFO had a 24-hour trial period.

While testing, 10 Chambers Collective has amassed a Discord server of around 80,000 members talking about the game. Andersson encourages new players to join the Discord to find teammates: “Our Discord is of huge help as GTFO wouldn’t work with the usual random match-making mechanics. As this game is a challenge for hardcore gamers, you will need to find the right teammates. The official GTFO Discord is a good place to look.”

You can buy GTFO on Steam now for $34.99, with a 10 percent discount running until December 16.

Jacob Roach
Jacob Roach is a writer and video game lover based out of St. Louis, Missouri. After finishing a degree in English at Southern New Hampshire University, Jacob returned to St. Louis where we now writes about anything tech or gaming related. In his free time, he enjoys JRPGs and fast-paced shooters, as well as the occasional card game.

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