New PC FPS Hybrid unveiled
17th Mar 2003 | 16:28
Showing guts as it tries to break its way into one of the most contested genres on PC, UK-based developer Vulcan Software has announced new first-person shooter Hybrid today.
Set in the future, the game has been inspired by cult sci-fi movies and presents players with "a level of detail to gameplay, environments and characters that are designed to be both compelling and terrifying for their believability."
In the role of Lieutenant Marek Hale, players will find themselves progressing through three unique, space-based locations as they attempt to locate and neutralise a hybrid alien race that's running amok.
Events in the game, which will revolve around "fast action" and "adrenaline pumping extermination", kick off on cargo ship Navasota, Marek awoken by explosions alarms and the screams of dying crew members. What then follows is a single-handed assault on the alien race as players follow them from the ship down to the surface of Neptune moon Nereid and into the moon's mining facility.
Vulcan's Mother3D engine, on which it is building Hybrid, has been in development for the last four years and, according to the developer, boasts an impressive array of features. It will allow the UK studio to deck out its first-person shooter with advanced physics, complex AI and fully interactive environments.
Vulcan has yet to release screenshots from it's game, but no doubt we'll be inundated in the coming weeks and months.