In a new announcement, the studio behind the Just Cause series and the 2015 Mad Max, Avalanche Studios, has revealed its newest project. Titled Generation Zero, the game is an open-world cooperative shooter set in Sweden during the 1980s. The game's in-engine reveal trailer can be seen above.
Instead of the zombie shenanigans that we usually see in four-player co-op games, we will get to fight an invading robot force using "battle tested guerilla tactics" this time. Here are the game's key features that were shared by the developer:
1980’s Nostalgia. Cutting Edge Visuals.
Explore a vast open world, rendered with the proprietary Apex engine, featuring a full day/night cycle with unpredictable weather, complex AI behavior, simulated ballistics, highly realistic acoustics and a dynamic 1980’s soundtrack.
Get Ready. Then Fight Back.
All enemies are persistently simulated in the world, and roam the landscape with intent and purpose. By tactically combining weapons, skills and equipment, you’ll be able to lure, cripple, and destroy your enemies. If you manage to destroy a specific enemy component, be it armor, weapons or sensory equipment, the damage is permanent. Enemies will bear those scars until you face them again, whether that is minutes, hours or weeks later.
1-4 Player Seamless Multiplayer.
Go it alone, or team-up with up to three of your friends in seamless co-op multiplayer. Do anything in your power to level the playing field; scavenge for weapons and equipment, set traps and use the environment to your advantage in intense sandbox combat. Collaborate and combine your unique skills to take down enemies, support downed friends by reviving them, and share the loot after an enemy is defeated. In Generation Zero, living is winning.
Both development and publishing duties are being done by Avalanche, which is also currently co-developing Bethesda's Rage 2 alongside id Software. Generation Zero will release sometime in 2019 and we will probably get more information about the game during E3 next week.