Avalanche Studios, the developer of Mad Max and Just Cause 3, has a new game in the making – Generation Zero.
Much like their other games, Generation Zero is an open-world action title. The game is set in an alternate version of Sweden in the 1980s, where hostile machines roam the land.
You’ll fight back against the machine uprising alone or together with 3 friends in seamless 4 player co-op multiplayer. You’ll have various military weapons with realistic ballistic properties at your disposal to take down and loot these mechanical abominations.
The interesting bit in Generation Zero that enemies are persistent within the open world, meaning that any damage they take is permanent. Tear away a piece of armor, for example, and the missing piece will remain missing even hours of weeks later.
That way you can always tell if you’ve encountered an enemy before, or slowly chip away at a giant mech until you finally take it down.
As you can expect from an Avalanche Studios game, Generation Zero features an open world with a full day/night cycle and unpredictable weather.
The whole game will be set to a “dynamic 1980’s soundtrack”, which is either a huge plus or a complete disaster, according to your taste in music.
The announcement trailer you see above is captured entirely in-engine. I have to say it looks good. It has a certain “Red Dawn meets Half-Life 2: Episode 2” vibe to it. You do remember the Hunters from that episode, right?
We don’t get any plot details from the trailer, but Avalanche promised more news, artwork, gameplay footage and more is incoming in the following months. In the meantime be sure to check out the game’s official site and Twitter account if you want to stay in the loop.
Avalanche Studios is also working on RAGE 2 together with id Software. If rumors are true, we might be getting a Just Cause 4 announcement next week at E3.
But unlike these games, Avalanche is planning to self-publish Generation Zero in 2019, on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.