Robotoki was able to answer many of our questions regarding their upcoming next-gen title Human Element. As such, we now have some enticing new information for you, not just about the game but also in regards to the prequel planned for OUYA.
Firstly, we were told that several prequel episodes would be coming to the OUYA console, which would chronicle the outbreak that occurred 35 years before Human Element. Each of these episodes are to have story and gameplay elements that evolve over the course of the series. for example, survivors will become more tense as the episodes progress due to dwindling resources. The first episode will take place one day after the outbreak, though we don’t know the full timeline that the episodes will cover.
In regards to the full game itself, we were told that the scenarios that you’ll face will depend on criteria such as what type of character you are, what kind of people you’re venturing with, and what you did in past situations. You’re free to live your life however you want on the game, meaning that you could simply explore the landscape and survive with minimal participation on the lives of others. Apparently, there is no official ‘ending’ to Human Element; the game only ends when your character dies.
The developers claim that the game’s difficulty will mostly depend on your identity and how you play your character. Taking care of just yourself, for example, will be easier than taking care of another person since you don’t have to share resources and watch your partner’s back. Taking care of a child will supposedly be the hardest ‘lifestyle’ of all, seeing as you’ll have to scavenge for materials that you’ll have to share, along with taking care of a defenseless human being.
Finally, we were told that cooperative elements of some sort are being planned for the game. No further details are available at this time.
Human Element is set to releases for next-gen consoles in 2015. Make sure to follow OnlySP for more news on the game, assuming we’re not dead by then.