20/05/2022

OFF THE GRID Wants to Change Battle Royale Games By Adding Emphasis on Story

Gunzilla Games is looking to shake up the battle royale genre of gaming with Off the Grid. This new cyberpunk battle royale is said to put emphasis on narrative progression in the game. In Off the Grid, 150 players will be on a map to duke it out in PvP battles while also working on PvE story missions that are affected by the choices you make. This then affects gameplay for everyone. This definitely sounds intriguing, but I’ll wait until we get more details before I become a believer.

A Battle Royale like no other, in OTG, 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 OTG, the lines between hero and villain become blurred as players fight to survive the covert corporate battles of the future.

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The game is being led by Neill Blomkamp as Chief Visionary Officer and Richard K. Morgan as Script Writer. Talking about the game, Blomkamp said:

With OTG, our ambition is not only to create the Battle Royale 2.0 by adding deep player progression, but to build an evolving world designed to take on a life of its own, changing in unexpected ways each time a player rejoins the game. With an innovative approach to the Battle Royale core session flow and a deep narrative experience, we add purpose to each element of the game, allowing players to revisit the OTG world repeatedly where there is always something new to find and explore, and for us to expand upon.

Off the Grid is set to release in 2023 on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S and is built on Unreal Engine 5.