Robert Bowling, former dude who worked at Infinity Ward, recently talked to Game Informer and revealed some information about his new company’s first project. Bowling left Infinity Ward not to long ago and created a new game studio, Robotoki. Until now, no one knew what they were working on. The name of their first game will be called, Human Element.
Human Element will be a game that is about survivors in a zombie infested world. The player gets to choose from three character types: action, intelligence, and stealth. They must also choose an “identity profile” to start the game with: alone, surviving with a partner, or surviving with a child. Bowling stated to Game Informer that the game’s main objective is survival.
The game isn’t exactly expected to come out next year though. The game is expected to arrive on next generation consoles, mobile, tablets, and PC in 2015. The July issue of Game Informer will have 4 pages dedicated to Robert Bowling and Robotoki’s Human Element.
Bowling stated a few things to Game Informer in an interview:
“Their greatest strength is the fear that [zombies] instill in us, the survivors, that unreasonable fear. Unreasonable fear that leads us to do unreasonable things to survive,” and “How you choose to start in the world will determine how you can engage and impacts the scenarios you will be presented with on a physical and morality level.”
I don’t mean to sound negative on the situation but another zombie game really doesn’t get me very excited. Also, announcing a game that is potentially three long years away from seeing a store shelf? I really think it would be better for Bowling and Robotoki to have held off for a while. Announcing a game is very exciting but giving that much lead time will cause interest to wane significantly and people will forget about it.