Anyone worried about a lack of potential killer apps for the upcoming PS4 can rest a lot easier now. Primal Carnage: Genesis has just been an announced by Sony and Lukewarm Media for the PS4, and it’s a story-driven, open-world episodic adventure series featuring dinosaurs and secret experimentation on an island. If you’re not already sold, we recommend checking your pulse, but do continue, because there’s more.
Played from the first-person perspective and featuring a mix of linear and open-world gameplay, Genesis will be set on a tropical island where experiments have resulted in the recreation of dinosaurs. Everything from t-rexes and the brachiosaurus to velociraptors and the dilophosaurus will be featured, and there will presumably be a compelling and cohesive narrative to surround it.
The game is also being built on Unreal Engine 4, promising lush tropical environments within the island and terrifying detail for the reptiles that inhabit it. This will afford the developers the ability to create lifelike dinosaur behavior that will supposedly bring players closer to the reality of seeing the creatures than ever before.
In Sony’s announcement blog post, Lukewarm Media founder and director Ashton Andersen had the following to say about picking an episodic delivery model, akin to Telltale’s recent breakthrough with The Walking Dead: The Game, for the title:
“Ultimately, the episodic method ended up being the clear victor due to the versatile nature of creating a story episode by episode. It allows us a lot of wiggle room, because one unique advantage of the episodic model is the ability for player feedback from the first episode to affect the development of the following episodes. Do players want to see more of a certain mechanic? Maybe people didn’t like playing a certain segment of the game, thus steering our focus elsewhere.”
Finally, a reveal trailer was released for the game, and my is it draw-jopping. I mean, jaw-dropping. Oh, just watch it below and get goosebumps for yourself. Ignoring the questionable safety and security measures implemented in that lab, we have to say we’re absolutely sold on both the general premise as well as the stunning visual presentation.
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