Post by Steve Farrelly @ 05:08pm 10/05/19 | 2 Comments
And as something of an 'asymmetrical multiplayer' title, which is to say this is basically Evolve and is coming to the PS4 in 2020 from little-known studio, IllFonic, whose previous work was a game based on Friday the 13th, that wasn't received too well.
Once we decided on Predator, it was clear this needed to be a shooter that had to look and feel authentic to the lore. Our teams’ passion for Predator helped us launch the partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment and Fox. Not only do these powerhouses believe in our vision, which has made this a dream project, they understand what we want to create. They have given us so much to work with and are empowering us to create something new for fans, while expanding the lore of the Predator. Having that quality bar raised by our partners has been a great driver for creating an amazing game...
Creating an immersive world for the Predator universe has been so rewarding for our team. We’re massive fans of this IP, and it’s made us closely examine every aspect of the game to be certain we are staying true to the world. Fox has been an incredible part of this process.
Our motto at IllFonic is, “Gameplay over everything” and we believe that will be evident the moment gamers enter the hunting grounds. There will be surprises in store for everyone when the game launches next year.
I think the idea that the Fireteam will be performing other duties similarly to those Dutch and his rescue team did in the original movie is a great distraction, how this is driven though will be the key differentiator -- will this mean teams (read: Clans) will gain new information helpful to their cause? New weapons or abilities? And how does the Predator fill out this preamble time? The head swims, and we're yet to be given a decent Predator gaming experience. And what lessons can be learnt from Evolve? Surely staying away from microsotransations or segregated on-disk content; tiered content drops that will wind up whittling out players is the basic takeaway, but there's oh-so-much more.
I'm not going to lie -- Predator is my favourite movie of all time Over Star Wars, over Lord of the Rings, over anything with Leo; anything directed by Scorsese, so I will be all over this project.
Hopefully we can get some time with IllFonic at E3, but right now, we're bleeding, man. And we do actually have time to bleed.