With exactly one week left until launch, Avalanche Studios have rolled out an action-packed yet strangely haunting trailer for their survival shooter Generation Zero, and it shows plenty of what awaits fans and players on 26 March 2019.
As you could've guessed from the high-tech devices in the very beginning of the trailer, Generation Zero is set in the 80s, in the Swedish countryside, which has been invaded by giant robots.
That's as much as your in-game character will know about the world, as you're left to figure it all out by yourself. Well, that's if you play solo but Generation Zero supports up to 4 players in co-op mode, for some added sense of camaraderie.
Generation Zero is built in Avalanche's Apex engine, the same engine that powers Just Cause 4, although it's worth pointing out that the requirements are a bit lower than for Rico's latest showing.
Nevertheless, Generation Zero doesn't lack in visuals and offers "a vast open world", with a full day-night cycle and unpredictable weather.
Avalanche promise "complex AI behavior, simulated ballistics, highly realistic acoustics, and a dynamic 1980's soundtrack", where the last on the list seems to be right on the money, at least going by what we've heard in the trailer.
In terms of gameplay, the machines you'll be encountering in Generation Zero come in a variety of sizes, each with different advantages and disadvantages. Of course, it will be up to you to find out what exactly those are, so that you can take them on.
Note that all the machines in Generation Zero are persistently simulated so any damage you've made to one will be there the next time you cross its path, regardless of the time passed. So, if you can't off one right away, you can always come back and keep hacking away.
Avalanche's CEO Christofer Sundberg has recently announced he'll be leaving the company at the end of April, commenting how he doesn't particularly enjoy the constant gold digging trends in the industry, but he will be here for the launch of Generation Zero.
You can learn more on the official website here.