After revealing its upcoming shooter Hybrid via trailer in October, developer 5th Cell (of Scribblenautsfame) is finally starting to, you know, talk about Hybrid. In a new press release the developer busts out this key morsel of intel: in the game, you’ll control a soldier on a “single, unified world server” tasked with “capturing territories or countries, leading to global domination.” Kinda has a MAG ring to it, right?
Before we dig into who those two factions are, I want to note that 5th Cell has confirmed that Hybrid will feature persistent online character upgrades and unlocks. If you’ve played an online shooter in the last three or so years, you realize how effective character progression is to keeping you playing. The specifics on this system, though, are being kept behind lock and key for the time being.
== TEASER ==Now, for that story/faction material, provided via the press release:
Hybrid is set in the post-apocalyptic year 2031, after an extinction-level asteroid collided with Earth wiping out billons. A single-celled alien bacterium buried deep within the asteroid spread into the atmosphere, infecting half of the survivors and turning them into the Variant, a genetically altered race. Six years later the Variant began a new world order and waged a massive global war against the immune populace, known as the Paladin.
Still no date or price on Hybrid, but 5th Cell is showing off the game at GDC, so it looks like we'll be learning a lot more about this one in the near future.