Developer Gunzilla Games recently announced its new third-person battle royale shooter Off The Grid. The game will reportedly be heavily focused on its narrative and is being developed on Unreal Engine 5. The game will sport 150 players in PVP skirmishes, as well as PVE storyline missions. Players will also be able to craft, customize, and trade their in-game items with each other. The game will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC sometime in 2023.
Chief visionary officer Neill Blomkamp commented on the game’s announcement in a press release, saying:
“With Off The Grid, our ambition is not only to create the battle royale 2.0 by adding deep player progression, but to build an evolving world designed to take on a life of its own, changing in unexpected ways each time a player rejoins the game. With an innovative approach to the Battle Royale core session flow and a deep narrative experience, we add purpose to each element of the game, allowing players to revisit the Off The Grid world repeatedly where there is always something new to find and explore, and for us to expand upon.”
Full details on the game via Gunzilla Games can be seen below:
Set within a dystopian future, the cyberpunk styled shooter plans to evolve the genre through strong emphasis on narrative progression, led by Chief Visionary Officer Neill Blomkamp and Script Writer Richard K. Morgan. In addition, industry veteran Olivier Henriot (Far Cry, Assassin’s Creed) assumes the role of Executive Narrative Director, ensuring a wealth of top-tier talent to bring the world of Off The Grid to life.
A Battle Royale like no other, in Off The Grid, 150 players fight each other in player-versus-player skirmishes, as well as player-versus-environment storyline missions using the same map inhabited by other players in real time. Players have the freedom to control how the hard-boiled story unfolds, with each decision made directly impacting everyone’s gameplay. Core to the experience and deep narrative structure is the unique way in which players can craft, customize, and trade their in-game items with each other. In Off The Grid, the lines between hero and villain become blurred as players fight to survive the covert corporate battles of the future.