Funcom and Bearded Ladies (swedish developer team) announced a new tactical adventure game; Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
“It’s an unusual label for a game, but tactical adventure really fits the bill, no duck pun intended,” says Executive Producer Ulf Andersson at Bearded Ladies. Andersson is also known for being the designer of the 2011 megahit ‘PAYDAY’. “Our goal is to blend the deep and tactical combat of ‘XCOM’ with a branching storyline that unfolds as you explore overgrown forests and abandoned cities with your team of Mutants. Mixing that with real-time stealth gameplay gives you a unique way to approach or avoid combat situations you encounter while exploring.”
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is being developed by no others than designer from the Hitman series and Ulf Andersson designer from Payday. The goal is to combine the familiar XCOM combat system with real time exploration and stealth with a deep storyline as well. Might be an strange combination, but it sure got my interest.
We haven’t got any release date yet, but Funcom says that they will release the game during 2018 on the PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One.
More is to be revealed during the Games Developer Conference (GDC) 2018 in March.