Boundary – Orbital Security Detail This Year [Apr 03, 2020, 09:50 am ET] – Post a Comment
update on the PlayStation.Blog about Boundary – Orbital Security Detail
mentioned here yesterday failed to
recognize that this first-person shooter is coming to PC as well as PlayStation
Polygon via Neutronbeam). The game is set in the zero-gravity of "low orbit"
space, where no one can hear you quote Owen Wilson from Armageddon saying "we're
just in the beginning part of space, we-we haven't even got to outer space yet."
Producer Yongliang "CT" Cui from Surgical Scalpels Studio says the game is
feature complete, and is coming to both platforms this year. The post includes
a trailer with
cinematics and gameplay along with details on what to expect. Here's
a portion discussing the environment and player classes:
We call our armed astronauts AO, or Astroperators, and you’ll need to think like
one in Boundary. Movement is turned on its head in space: you have full freedom
of movement and you aren’t restricted by gravity like you are in most shooters.
But keep this in mind: as many possibilities as zero gravity opens up, it brings
even more challenges.
A well-trained AO knows how to use the environment to their advantage. Floating
debris makes for a good blind spot to conceal your approach, a solar panel might
be a good spot to plan an ambush against an unsuspecting foe, and you can even
use your grapple hook for substantial acceleration from one point to another.
Many characters in Boundary can be specialized as multi-role combatants. Our
experienced AO, Lucas, can act as an Assaulter or a Sniper Specialist, each with
its own Tactical Ability.
As an Assaulter, Lucas can give himself an agonist shot to strengthen his senses
(kind of like an Adrenaline shot). As a Sniper, he can utilize an auxiliary arm
that gives him a stable platform to steady his shots.
Every AO has their own active and passive ability, as well as different basic
capabilities like armor or health. These give them their own unique roles in the
harsh battlefield of space.