The Surge Behind the Scenes

Posted on 05 May 2017 by
L Coulsen

The Surge is almost here, so we have more videos to mark the occasion.

Not a launch trailer, nope, not this time, what we have is almost six minutes of rehashed footage, staff interviews and tiny new tidbits of information about the game’s early stages. There isn’t a whole hell of a lot that’s new here, but it’s still quite fascinating to go behind the scenes like this.

It always helps me, at least, feel like I have a closer understanding of the people behind a game, rather than trying to draw inferences from the final product itself. Especially when you see them genuinely getting all excited about the product they are working on, it’s cute.

The Surge is scheduled to charge it’s way on over to Steam this May the 16th, which is little over two weeks away!

Official Press Release

The Surge’s brutal combat and unique setting are explored in behind-the-scenes trailer. Prepare for The Surge May 16.

Hardcore Action-RPG The Surge comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on May 16, 2017. Go behind the scenes in today’s trailer, as the Deck13 team discuss how they created the game’s brutal combat and unique sci-fi setting.

Delve into The Surge’s industrial, near-future Earth setting, which tackles issues of environmental destruction, corporatism and misuse of technology relevant to our own world. Taking control of the exo-suited Warren, players will explore rich, secret-filled environments and venture deep into the heart of tech company CREO’s devastated facility – all while battling crazed employees with fried cranial implants and robots gone haywire.

Using the limb-based targeting system, players can exploit enemies’ weaknesses – though as Deck13’s Thorsten Lange states, “the same rules apply for the enemies.” Positioning is of the utmost importance, and even the smallest misstep can end in death. Warren isn’t an “overpowered superhero”, and combat animations were given credibility through extensive motion capture sessions with a stuntman, resulting in combat that feels weighty and satisfying.

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