I just recently read the whole Hunger Games trilogy and really enjoyed it even though the last book falls kinda flat. Anyway when I was reading it got me thinking how great a video game like this would be.
Think of a single player game that you're thrown into an arena to fight to the death with 23 other ai and the ai operates on a smart system like the ai director in left 4 dead. The game would need to have items that would behave in a way that you expect them to logically. Good sound design that conveys where sound is coming from like the rustle of leaves when someone is sneaking up on you. Make it brutal with a real sense of survival. Then bring that sense of survival to multiplayer. Create interesting arenas that present interesting scenarios to battle, if anything take some cues from The Hunger Games for that.
I think a game like this could be awesome if everything was able to function right with innumerable ways to kill people. An ai director like system will add infinite replayabilty in addition to the entertainment of going up against real people in multiplayer. I hope next gen brings a game like this because I would eat it up. Anyone else want a game like this?