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Off The Grid: A Narrative Battle Royale written by Neil Blomkamp (District 9)


Famous SF filmmaker Neil Blomkamp is getting into gaming with Off The Grid, a narrative Battle Royale developed under Unreal Engine 5.

After special effects, advertising and science fiction cinema, Neil Blomkamp started writing video games with Off The Grid. Developed by the German studio Gunzilla Games, the software intends to renew the Battle Royale genre, since the narration will be at the heart of its experience, a first for this type of game generally designed for the sole purpose of sending hundreds of players to smash the skull on an island.

A cyberpunk and narrative Battle Royale written by big names

Off The Grid will therefore be written by Neil Blomkamp, to whom we owe the films District 9 and Elysium, but not only. South Africa will indeed be surrounded by Richard K. Morgan, acclaimed screenwriter and author to whom we owe in particular Altered Carbon, and Olivier Henriot, an ex-Ubisoft veteran.
Off The Grid will therefore indeed offer a story and scripted missions that will have to be carried out in the middle of a 150-player Battle Royale gameas detailed by Studio Gunzilla on its official website.

Set in a cyberpunk-style dystopian future, Off The Grid plans to evolve the genre [Battle Royale] with a strong emphasis on narrative progression, led by visionary leader Neill Blomkamp and screenwriter Richard K. Morgan. Additionally, industry veteran Olivier Henriot (Far Cry, Assassin’s Creed) takes on the role of Executive Narrative Director, ensuring a wealth of top talent to bring the world of Off The Grid to life.
In Off The Grid, 150 players compete in PvP skirmishes, but also in PvPvE story missionsmixing combat between players and enemies managed by the AI, using the same map inhabited by other players in real time. This gives players the freedom to control how the story unfolds, with every decision made having a direct impact on everyone’s gameplay.. At the heart of the experience and deep narrative structure is the unique way players can craft, customize, and trade their in-game items with each other. In Off The Grid, the lines between hero and villain become blurred as players fight to survive the secret corporate battles of the future.

Off The Grid under Unreal Engine 5 on PS5, Xbox Series and PC

In addition, the game will be entirely designed under Unreal Engine 5just like the next Tomb Raider for example, and should be released sometime in 2023 on PS5, Xbox Series and pc. To celebrate its announcement, Off the Grid even gave us a short trailer.

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