Robert Bowling Reveals Human Element for 2015
Posted by Sammy Barker
The hugely ambitious Robert Bowling – who served as a creative strategist on the Call of Duty franchise for many years – has unveiled his new studio’s first project: Human Element.
Set for release on next-generation platforms in 2015, the horror title aims to convey the desperation of survival during a zombie apocalypse.
Speaking with Game Informer magazine, Bowling said:
Their greatest strength is the fear that [zombies] instil in us, the survivors, that unreasonable fear. Unreasonable fear that leads us to do unreasonable things to survive.
While the pitch sounds a little like Naughty Dog’s upcoming The Last of Us, Human Element promises to do things differently. The game will feature a character creation mechanic for starters, allowing you to choose between three different classes and identities.
It’s the latter that is perhaps the game’s most interesting option, as it will allow you to decide whether you want to play alone, with a partner or with a child. All three options will have an impact on the way the game plays.
How you choose to start in the world will determine how you can engage and impacts the scenarios you will be presented with on a physical and morality level.
With a next-generation release planned, it’s unlikely we’ll be hearing much more from Bowling and his team for a while – but for now Human Element’s pitch certainly has us intrigued.