The sequel to the exosuit shooter, The Surge has been announced and will be marching its way onto consoles and PC sometime in 2019.
The game is being developed in partnership between game developer Focus Home Interactive and publisher Deck 13, who worked together on the original game. Focus Home Interactive is best known for their Farming Simulator series and Deck 13 has previously worked on Lords of The Fallen and the Ankh series.
While not much is known about the sequel, the developers have said that the game takes place in a sprawling, devastated city and will feature “larger, more ambitious level design.” They also mentioned that more information about the game will be unveiled at Le What’s Next de Focus, a yearly press event in France taking place on February 7th-8th.
The original Surge game is a science fiction Action RPG that has players using exoskeleton suits to battle enemies. The game takes place in a dystopian future in which humans have used up the world’s resources, leading to nonexistent social services and a ramped up spread of environmental diseases. The developers have said in the past that the game is meant to paint a grim portrait of the future, in which technology has advanced at the expense of crippling the environment
The Surge was Originally released in May of 2017 on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC, receiving good reviews and an average of 74% on review aggregate site Metacritic.
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