Avalanche Studios’s new self-published title, Generation Zero, can be played entirely in single player, despite the project focusing on a huge open world with co-operative elements.
Yesterday, Avalanche founder Christofer Sundberg showed the first glimpse of Generation Zero with a Twitter post, before strongly implying this news would follow today.
In terms of overall design, Generation Zero follows many of the same open-world survival tropes that have defined much of 2018’s self-published landscape. The project focuses on drop-in co-operative play, but Avalanche was keen to state that solo players can enjoy the title, too. A description on the project’s website reads that players can “go it alone, or team-up with up to three of your friends in seamless co-op multiplayer.” Much like survival game State of Decay 2, which had significant focus on multiplayer, Generation Zero can be adapted to a single-player experience.
Described as “an explosive game of cat and mouse”, Generation Zero tasks players with battling and evading hostile machines that have invaded the Swedish countryside in the 1980s. By utilising guerrilla tactics and inventive thinking, players will unravel the mystery of this sudden invasion, all while revelling in nostalgia.
The announcement came with a trailer, embedded below, which shows off some of the title’s shooting mechanics, robotic enemies, ’80s inspired soundtrack and character design.
Generation Zero is expected to launch in 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Avalanche Studios is also currently co-developing Rage 2, with Bethesda trusting the company to take the project out of in-house development.