Neill Blomkamp is helping Gunzilla Games write the narration for his next game, Off The Grid.
Blomkamp, perhaps best known for directing films like District 9, Chappieand The place of paradise, is helping Gunzilla shape the story of Off The Grid, which the studio is calling a cyberpunk battle royale 2.0 multiplayer shooter. Calling it “2.0” makes it seem like the studio is aiming to revolutionize the genre, but of course, that remains to be seen. However, you can get a glimpse of Off The Grid right now thanks to the new teaser trailer released today.
“Immerse yourself in the heat of secret warfare in Off The Grid, a Battle Royale 2.0 multiplayer online shooter where you shape the story and gameplay,” the trailer’s description says. “Liberated on a tropical island of chaos, OTG sends you on a whirlwind quest of assassination and sabotage to achieve greater glory and market share for your chosen faction. Tools for 2023: it’s about to bleed. ”
As you can see, Gunzilla is aiming to release the game in 2023.
Off The Grid seems like a great match for Blomkamp, especially since many of his films focus on the relationship between big corporations and consumers.
“The approach is to try to put the story in in such a way that the player has the option of going straight into the battle royale or having the option of diving into the story and story missions, almost like a campaign where you would play to follow the narrative,” said the director GameSpot.
He says that three different organizations in the game – the factions that Gunzilla is the current mother of – are fighting on a space elevator located on the island of the battle royale. This lift leads to an asteroid mining operation that has generated a lot of wealth, which is why so many people in the elite are interested in accessing it. Blomkamp explains more about GameSpot’s interview so be sure to check that out this if you are interested.
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