The Polish are good at two things when it comes to the gaming industry: they have a knack for making some gorgeous looking games off proprietary engines, and they’re very good at keeping quiet about what they’re doing. This new FPS, Hard Reset, is coming out in two months.
Hard Reset is developer Flying Wild Hog’s debut title and it’s a Cyberpunk, single-player experience. It sounds a little clichéd, but still awesome. The game is described as a “dark sci-fi first-person shooter” that is set in a “dystopian future, with humanity on the verge of extinction”. Did we mention the debut teaser trailer (after the jump) screams Blade Runner?
So the game has a proprietary engine (called “Road Hog”), its Cyberpunk genre will resonate with gamers and it’s an FPS. Anything else in its favour? How about Flying Wild Hog itself, which is made up of developers from City Interactive (Sniper: Ghost Warrior), CD Projekt RED (The Witcher 2) and People Can Fly (Painkiller, Bulletstorm). That’s a talented group of people with serious AAA title experience behind them. Watch out for this one.
Here’s the full press release from Flying Wild Hog, along with the trailer. If you want to keep an eye on things, then you can hit up the game’s homepage here, but it’s somewhat sparse at the moment. That’s likely to change considering the September release is right around the corner.
Flying Wild Hog Announces Hard Reset, a Dark Sci-Fi Shooter for PC
Polish Studio Comprised of Painkiller, Bulletstorm and Witcher 2 Vets Announces its Atmospheric and Action-Packed Cyberpunk Debut
Warsaw, Poland – July 13. Flying Wild Hog announced its debut game, the dark sci-fi first-person shooter, Hard Reset. The PC-exclusive title transports players to a haunting, dystopian future, with humanity on the verge of extinction, confined to its last standing city and under constant threat from the robotic hordes that aim to annihilate mankind. Hard Reset is scheduled for release in September 2011.
In the only remaining human city of Bezoar, Major Fletcher, an Army Combat Veteran and soldier of the CLN, is dragged into a conflict between two of mankind’s greatest enemies. He is to discover that nothing is what it seems to be.
Hard Reset may be Flying Wild Hog’s debut title, but the 35-person studio is comprised of veterans of Warsaw’s bustling development scene, with past experience at such renowned developers as People Can Fly, CD Projekt RED and City Interactive, where they worked on acclaimed games like Bulletstorm, Painkiller, The Witcher 2, Sniper and more. Hard Reset is built upon the studio’s own Road Hog technology, which delivers stunning visuals that bring the game’s incredible atmosphere to life.
Given the game’s rapidly approaching release date, expect much more information and footage of Hard Reset in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, visit http://hardresetgame.com and follow the game’s progress on Twitter and Facebook.
Colour me very, very interested in this.