The Farm 51 Promises to Blur the Lines Between Single and Multiplayer in Get Even
The Farm 51, the developer behind Painkiller: Hell & Damnation and Deadfall Adventures, has officially announced its newest project, a first-person shooter entitled Get Even. Similar to Dark Souls and the upcoming Watch Dogs, Get Even will merge single player and multiplayer elements – "when players embark on a single-player mission, others on the network can join the quest as enemies, so players never know whether their opponents are human or CPU-based." Whether this means the game will require an always-on connection has not been stated.
According to the press release, Get Even's plot "revolves around the memories of its central heroes" but player choices throughout the game determine their personality. The game mixes elements of thriller and horror genres with exploration. And you'll definitely want to explore because the studio is using large-scale, real-world 3D scanning technology to create "expansive and lifelike environments." In the debut teaser trailer seen below, The Farm 51 mixes live-action footage with real-time engine footage, posing the simple question of "What is Real?" It's an impressive video to say the least.
As far as the shooter elements go, Get Even will feature advanced weaponry and technology, but ones that "are not beyond the realm of real-world application." One example provided is weapons that fire around corners, which can also be linked to a player's in-game smart phone for added sight functionality, not to mention "apps to bolster attack options." Weapons will also be "fully customizable", though to what extent hasn't been discussed.
If the trailer and screenshots are any indication, this is certainly a game to keep your eye on. Get Even is planned for a 2015 release on PC and next-gen platforms through digital distribution.
Source: Press Release and Official Site