Ken Levine hints at new first-individual sci-fi journey
BioShock creator Ken Levine just lately let slip on Twitter that he is engaged on a brand new recreation, and that he’d be glad to reply questions. Levine gives no strong particulars on the undertaking, however we do study a number of fundamentals.
In response to Levine, the sport is about in an unique universe and he is presently leaning towards a primary-individual perspective for gamers. This plot is sci-fi (“or sci-fi-ish,” as Levine describes it), and the scope of the sport will probably be “giant-ish,” however will rely closely on story and gameplay parts that may be repeatedly recombined with each other in fascinating methods – a design precept Levine dubs “narrative Legos.”
These anticipating additional particulars quickly are more likely to be dissatisfied. Levine claims his workforce has no intention of displaying the sport at this yr’s E3 convention, and the sport has solely barely begun improvement. “Stuff in engine. Very rudimentary gameplay. Idea artwork. Ardour system in code. A working board recreation to reveal passions,” Levine presents when requested how improvement of the sport is progressing.
Nevertheless, there’s progress on one entrance: After almost a yr, Levine believes he’s near arising with a reputation for the small studio he shaped after shedding over ninety % of the workers at Irrational Video games.