Painkiller Developer Aims to Get Even in 2015 on PS4
Posted by Sammy Barker
Revenge is a dish best served cold
With the festive turkey long finished, it seems that game developers have caught the announcement bug. Hot on the heels of the Alien: Isolation and Evolve reveals, the Polish studio behind Painkiller has announced Get Even for the PlayStation 4. The title – like many other next-gen releases – is said to blur the lines between single player and multiplayer, and boast “photorealistic graphics”. It doesn’t look like a particularly appealing place, but we must admit that the graffiti-ridden setting glimpsed in the trailer could pass for a real location.
Apparently, the plot is focused on the memories of the game’s protagonists, and the choices that you make throughout the title will adapt each character’s personality. “When players embark on a single player mission, others on the network can join the quest as enemies, so players never know whether their opponents are human or CPU-based,” the developer explained. “This suspense further heightens the player's feeling of a threat.” It’s a concept that we’ve seen before in titles such as Mindjack, but it’s yet to really be executed well.
In addition to taking inspiration from the abovementioned Square Enix shooter, developer The Farm 51 has also clearly been watching Angelina Jolie movie Wanted, as the game will allow you to fire bullets around corners. You’ll be able to link your firearms with a smartphone, allowing you to see behind objects and take out enemies with a well-placed shot. It definitely sounds interesting, but we suppose that we’ll have to wait for some gameplay footage before we can truly be sure that the independent project is on target. The team’s touting a 2015 release date, so expect to see more later this year.