Generation Zero, the shooter from Avalanche Studios that was announced at last years E3, will release for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on Tuesday 26th March 2019.
Avalanche Studios are the Swedish developers best known for the open world Just Cause series, so it should be no surprise that Generation Zero is an open world game set in a reimagining of 1980’s Sweden. In Generation Zero, hostile AI machines have invaded and are out to kill you in an abandoned countryside, so players must fight to survive as they try to uncover the mystery of what the bloody hell is going on and where did these bloody robots come from? Players can tackle these machines alone or with up to three friends in “seamless co-op”, which I’m presuming means that your buddies can hop in and out of your game as they please. Check out the gameplay trailer below:
As you can see from the trailer, players must explore the world and scavenge new weapons and equipment, continually making themselves stronger and better equipped to take on their robotic enemies. It all looks a bit Day-Z/Blackout but with robots replacing zombies/enemy players.
Generation Zero’s open world fill feature both dynamic weather and a day/night cycle for ultimate realism and immersion. Generation Zero looks interesting, and the world looks beautifully crafted, but after watching the trailer I do hold some reservations about the slow pace of the game and the level of the enemy AI. I am, of course, judging all of that off a three minute trailer that gives little away, so I’ll reserve full judgement until the game releases.
Avalanche has also revealed the different editions of Generation Zero that will be available to pick up. The Standard Edition will release on PC for £29.99, while its Xbox One and PS4 counterparts will both be £34.99, which is still very reasonable. The Collectors Edition, meanwhile, will cost £74.99 but will come with a steelbook case, some concept art postcards, a t-shirt, an A3 map of the game world and a 7-inch wooden dala horse.
Generation Zero releases for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on Tuesday 26th March 2019.