Who exactly creates it is still unknown.
The fact that a certain “experienced team” of developers from Russia is creating an “expensive RPG” called DISTORTION was reported by GameMAG. The game hasn’t been officially announced yet. At the time of writing, it’s unclear which studio is doing it, and there’s not a single concept art or screenshot.
About the game
- The developers are creating a “large-scale and complex role-playing game with elements of a global strategy”, which will be available to a wide audience. The authors call the game “the RPG of their dreams.”
- The game is created in a middlepunk setting, which assumes a world in the entourage of the Middle Ages, but with more advanced inventions like combat vehicles. The source claims that he got art on which you can see characters armed with crossbows and swords, but he did not publish the illustrations themselves.
- According to the plot of DISTORTION, a global cataclysm occurs in the world, as a result of which humanity is attacked by an unknown race of monsters. The main characters unite to protect the world from them.
- The game should have a world that is “constantly in motion.” This means that if the player is distracted during the task, for example, fishing, the key character on the quest may disappear or “get tired of waiting” and leave to do their own thing.
- The game is supposedly planned to be made very variable and add many different endings.
- A source said that DISTORTION will have two gameplay modes. In the first, players will be able to explore the world and fight from a third-person view. In the second one, it will be possible to manage the city, gather troops and, among other things, fight them, as in strategies.
- The RPG will feature several playable characters with their own backstories and unique abilities. You can’t create your own heroes.
- If one of the protagonists dies, the game will not end, but this will greatly affect the development of the plot.
- The combat system in third person mode will be similar to other action RPGs. In this case, the game will take into account which parts of the body are being attacked. The character will also be able to break his arm during the battle, because of which he will have to retreat to the medical center or call the orderlies for help.
- In the real-time strategy mode, players will need to send troops to other locations and fight “hordes of monsters” among other things. According to the source, in this case, the developers “are striving for scope in the spirit of” The Lord of the Rings “”.
- The creators of the game among themselves call it “intelligent hardcore blockbuster” due to the fact that it has a lot of variability and complex mechanics.
DISTORTION, which is created on the Unreal Engine 5, should be released on PC and consoles, the source claims. When the release will take place is unknown.