An all-new AAA Battle Royale third-person shooter, due for release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC, and expected to arrive in 2023 has been announced. Known as Off The Grid and developed by Gunzilla Games this upcoming next-generation Battle Royale states it will focus on narrative progression. This is something most Battle Royale games promise to achieve but rarely do.
What is Off The Grid?
Set within a dystopian future, the cyberpunk styled shooter hopes to evolve the genre through a strong emphasis on narrative progression. Off The Grid is led by Chief Visionary Officer Neill Blomkamp and Script Writer Richard K. Morgan. In addition, industry veteran Olivier Henriot (Far Cry, Assassin’s Creed) assumes the role of Executive Narrative Director, ensuring a wealth of top-tier talent to bring the world of Off The Grid to life.
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. Players 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 deep narrative structure is the unique way in which players can craft, customize, and trade their in-game items with each other. In Off The Grid, the lines between hero and villain become blurred as players fight to survive the covert corporate battles of the future.
Getting talent like Neill Blomkamp onboard is so brilliant. For many his work has many ups and downs however for me he’s honestly been brilliant. I know Chappie rubbed many people up the wrong way but for me, there was a lot to love. Also bringing in Richard K. Morgan is a stroke of genius. I loved Altered Carbon, Takeshi Kovacs and the world he lives in a daring one. I hope they’ll be able to bring that kind of flare to Off The Grid.