Despite the fact that the first-person shooter field is a wee bit crowded these days, the genre continues to churn out more and more big hits, and the key to success is finding new ways to look at an old idea. Whether it is a new take on multiplayer, a teammate system or something we haven’t seen before, innovation in the genre can carry a lot of weight.
Among the many, many, many upcoming FPS titles, few have as original a look and feel as Bethesda and developer Splash Damage’s Brink. The game is set in a dystopian future, where the world has been covered by water and a handful of survivors fight over the last resources available in the only city remaining, the Ark. Teamwork is an important feature in Brink, and the game will also have a healthy multiplayer offering.
In the trailer below titled “A Matter of Class”, of all the tricks shown below the most interesting might be the “disguise” ability. Can you imagine the havoc you could create online by walking into the opposing camp dressed as one of your opponents and just opening fire? If friendly fire is not turned off, expect a lot of friendly kills any time someone is acting “suspicious”.
Check out the video below and look for Brink on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on May 17.