Deck13’s Dystopian Sci-fi RPG Officially Titled The Surge


Back around E3 time, Focus Home announced a partnership with Lords of the Fallen co-developer Deck13 Interactive on the creation of an untitled new IP I simply dubbed ‘Nameless Dystopian Sci-fi RPG’, for lack of anything better to call it at the time. But the game is nameless no more; it’s called The Surge.

Even though a title has been set, The Surge is still a heck of a long ways off from coming to fruition, launching no earlier than sometime in 2017. Final platforms haven’t even been locked in, but it is planned for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

A new piece of art (pictured) and some additional info about the story do provide a slightly clearer picture of what The Surge experience aims to deliver. From the latest press release:

Set in a heavily dystopian future as Earth nears the end of its life, those who remain in the overpopulated cities must work to survive as social programs become saturated by an ageing population and increasing environmental diseases.

As the intelligence of technology incrementally increased over the years, many jobs for the human race had been made redundant, forcing Earth’s citizens to head out into the suburbs seeking labor, aided by exoskeletons to improve their efficiency. The world of The Surge offers a very grim vision of the future, where the evolution of our technology, our society and our relation with the environment led to a decadent state of the Human civilization.

This is on top of previous details describing the game as having “innovative combat mechanics and an original character progression system based on modular upgrades.” Still not a whole lot to go on, but what did you expect? The game’s in pre-production with at least a couple years left on the dev clock.

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