The Farm 51, the developer behind Painkiller: Hell & Damnation, has announced Get Even, a game that asks the question “What is real?” Using 3D scanning, the development team aims to “create expansive and lifelike environments.” While it may sound like technical phooey, the teaser trailer, which mixes live action shots with in-game elements, is actually pretty impressive.
One of the main draws of the game is the promise to blend the single-player and multiplayer experience. Other players can enter your game as enemies, similar to the raid mechanic in Dark Souls. This is supposedly to heighten the tension during combat: are you fighting standard AI or a real person?
The story, said to “[eschew] the usual clichés and gung-ho settings currently inhabiting the FPS genre,” delves into the memories of its protagonists for dramatic storytelling. Choices and paths taken in these memories influence the personalities of the characters as they move through the plot.
It certainly sounds promising, but every game generation seems to have a set of gritty, hyper-realistic shooters that fall short of greatness. Not to mention, how much can we really expect from the team that made Deadfall Adventures? I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see.
Get Even comes out for PC and next-gen consoles in 2015.