For years the Battle Royale market has come up trumps, with the likes of PUBG, Fortnite, Warzone and more immersing the masses. But in recent times many would say it has gotten a bit stale. If you’re in that camp then you’ll want to stand by for Off The Grid, a next-gen Battle Royale experience that is set to launch in 2023.
Coming from Gunzilla Games, Off The Grid is their next-generation Battle Royale game that comes with a strong focus on narrative progression as you play. Styled in the Cyberpunk mould and brought to life by Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) and script writer Richard K. Morgan (Altered Carbon, Crysis), you should expect to find it hitting Xbox Series X|S, PS5 and PC next year.
As you’d expect to initially hear, details are fairly thin on the ground, but what we do know is that it is set within a dystopian future as 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, there are also places in its development for industry veteran Olivier Henriot (Far Cry, Assassin’s Creed) as they assume the role of Executive Narrative Director, ensuring a wealth of top-tier talent to bring the world of OTG to life.
The team are promising that this will be a Battle Royale like no other. You see, in Off The Grid, 150 players fight each other in PvP (Player Vs Player) skirmishes, as well as PvE (Player Vs Environment) storyline missions using the same map inhabited by other players in real time. You’ll 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 complementing the deep narrative structure is the unique way in which players can craft, customize, and trade their in-game items with each other. In OTG we will discover that the lines between hero and villain become blurred as players fight to survive the covert corporate battles of the future.
Commenting on OTG, Neill Blomkamp, CVO said, “With OTG, 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 OTG world repeatedly where there is always something new to find and explore, and for us to expand upon.”
Settle down with the trailer for now. Then hold tight for launch in 2023.