With less than two weeks left before its launch, Focus Home Interactive and developer Deck13 are giving players a behind the scenes look at its ambitious new sci-fi action RPG, The Surge‘s brutal combat and sci-fi setting.
“We wanted to make [the combat] look really heavy but at the same time he needed to have this incredible speed, and he has this enormous power to him now,” managing director Jan Klose says. “What we did was we attached like 20-something kilos to our stuntman and made him do even the fastest attack with it to really show the weight we had there.”
In The Surge, players will delve into its industrial, near-future Earth setting, which tackles issues of environmental destruction, corporatism and misuse of technology relevant to our own world. Taking control of the exo-suited Warren, players will explore rich, secret-filled environments and venture deep into the heart of tech company CREO’s devastated facility – all while battling crazed employees with fried cranial implants and robots gone haywire.
The Surge is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 16.