Today at gamescom, V1 Interactive showed off the full trailer for its upcoming debut game, a sci-fi FPS dubbed Disintegration.
Founded by Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto and Mike Gutmann of SOCOM US Navy Seals fame, the development studio - numbering about 30 people - also has quite a few AAA veterans in its roster including Rajeev Nattam who has worked on Halo, Destiny, and Oddworld, Julia Li who has worked on EVE Online, Mirror's Edge, and Blade & Soul, along with a number of other folks.
Under the tagline "Reboot humanity", Disintegration is billed as a "sci-fi first-person shooter unlike any other". Its single-player campaign puts you in the shoes of Romer Shoal, an "expert Gravcycle pilot" tasked with commanding a crew of Outlaws with various special abilities. The title will also have a variety of multiplayer modes, in a team-based fashion. Players will be able to choose between various Crews with different loadouts and thus, different ways of playing.
Here's the description of the title:
In Earth’s near future, climate extremes, overpopulation, food shortages, and a global pandemic led to nations collapsing and humankind on the brink of extinction. Scientists adopted a means in which the human brain was removed and surgically encased into a robotic armature; a process known as Integration. It was meant to be a temporary solution to an unavoidable crisis.
It was a good thing for decades, allowing humans to survive. But some of the Integrated saw this new form as the future of humanity. With no desire to reverse the process, the post-humanist Integrated stratified, calling themselves the Rayonne. Global war soon erupted, and Rayonne forces now seek to hunt down any remaining humans, forcing their integration, and destroying those who don’t share their views.
In Disintegration, you play an Integrated character named Romer. He’s one of many who rebelled and are now outlawed by the Rayonne.
It’s up to you to lead a small group of these Outlaws, people who have chosen to fight back and survive, into a brighter future where we protect those they care about and hope to one day become human again.
Disintegration is coming in 2020 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.