Avalanche Studios announces open-world survival game Generation Zero for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Due out in 2019 under the company's self-publishing arm.

Generation Zero

Just Cause and Mad Max developer Avalanche Studios has announced Generation Zero, an “explosive game of cat and mouse set in a vast open world” where hostile machines have invaded the serene countryside of 1980s Sweden. It will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2019 under the company’s self-publishing arm.

Here is an overview of the game, via its official website:

Survive in a Hostile Open World.

Explore a vast open world, rendered with the award-winning Apex engine, featuring a full day / night cycle with unpredictable weather, complex AI behavior, simulated ballistics, highly realistic acoustics and a dynamic 1980’s soundtrack.

Get Ready. Then Fight Back.

Experience an explosive game of cat and mouse set in a huge open world. In this reimagining of 1980’s Sweden, hostile machines have invaded the serene countryside, and you need to fight back while unravelling the mystery of what is really going on. By utilizing battle tested guerilla tactics, you’ll be able to lure, cripple, or destroy enemies in intense, creative sandbox skirmishes.

1-4 Players. Seamless Multiplayer.

Go it alone, or team-up with up to three of your friends in seamless co-op multiplayer. Collaborate and combine your unique skills to take down enemies, support downed friends by reviving them, and share the loot after an enemy is defeated.

Stealth and Strategy. Co-operate to Live.

All enemies are persistently simulated in the world, and roam the landscape with intent and purpose. When you manage to destroy a specific enemy component, be it armor, weapons or sensory equipment, the damage is permanent. Enemies will bear those scars until you face them again, whether that is minutes, hours or weeks later.

Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.

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