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2K Games teases sinister AAA sci-fi game called Advent

by Mark Tyson on 27 May 2015, 13:01

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2K Games is teasing a completely new sci-fi game called Advent. While nothing is revealed about the mechanics of the game, the backstory is quite simple to comprehend from the overall theme and messages contained on the game's homepage and 2K's Tweets about Advent. According to Polygon this game is the "soon-to-be announced new triple-A title from 2K," spoken about to company investors last week.

Taking a look at the Advent homepage you can see that the 'Administration' tries to convey an overtly positive glowing, happy message about living in the future. We are told that Advent "strives to create a world free from hunger, pain, sickness, and war," furthermore the community foundation is said to be "happy and comfortable citizens".

In pretty short order you will start to notice that there is something wrong with the corporate style website showing you the glossy "new tomorrow". Various graphics glitch, to change background imagery, and even to change the key message texts on the site. Has someone hacked the site and is perhaps trying to convey 'the truth' about what appears on the surface to be a utopia?

Below are some key textual glitches, with the original Advent Administration text on the left and the glitched text on the right

Advent official

Glitched message

Sign up for the Advent waiting list & newsletter

Sign up at your peril waiting list & newsletter

Let's prosper together

The Advent is the enemy

Move in today and start living in the world of tomorrow!

Move in today and FEAR the world of tomorrow!

Nora Silver, happy Advent resident

MISSING 27 days

The cities of tomorrow are here

The cities are TRAPS

 

From the information we have it's difficult to know what kind of game we have here but I'd guess you will play some kind of underground 'resistance' character working to help ordinary misled Advent citizens escape the corporation's clutches. There will probably be activities combating Advent's infrastructure, systems and security forces along the way.

No platforms for the upcoming game are mentioned. It is expected that we will see a substantial reveal, showcasing much more information about the game at E3 in a few weeks time.



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It'd be nice to have a game set in an actual utopia, where you work with the security forces to crack down on paranoid terrorists. I'm bored of false utopias.
For some reason I keep picturing Mirror's Edge.
Xlucine
It'd be nice to have a game set in an actual utopia, where you work with the security forces to crack down on paranoid terrorists. I'm bored of false utopias.
I'm in partial agreement with you. I'm also kind of tired of the “buck the system and stick it to the man” games. What would be novel would be to be in the character of some kind of authoritarian secret policeman and be cracking down on the “disruptive elements”. Be liberating to have those kinds of moral choices - e.g. lift just the cyberterrorist and spare his family, or airstrike the whole building - after all, it's just a nest of traitors… Could even offer the reverse of Assassin's Creed where there's an assassin gunning for you if you get too effective and vicious.
Downside is that I think that kind of title wouldn't be an AAA one - lot of people would be “uncomfortable” with the ideal that you're the “black hat” rather than a flawed anti-hero or beneficiary of some kind of moral revelation.
Well if it was actually Utopia, there wouldn't be dissidents, terrorists or authoritarian police, right? :)

It'd be quite boring and probably a Sim City clone instead… :woowoo:

So my (100% accurate) guess is Dystopia (or even Atopia, if anyone has read that)…
crossy
Xlucine
It'd be nice to have a game set in an actual utopia, where you work with the security forces to crack down on paranoid terrorists. I'm bored of false utopias.
I'm in partial agreement with you. I'm also kind of tired of the “buck the system and stick it to the man” games. What would be novel would be to be in the character of some kind of authoritarian secret policeman and be cracking down on the “disruptive elements”. Be liberating to have those kinds of moral choices - e.g. lift just the cyberterrorist and spare his family, or airstrike the whole building - after all, it's just a nest of traitors… Could even offer the reverse of Assassin's Creed where there's an assassin gunning for you if you get too effective and vicious.
Downside is that I think that kind of title wouldn't be an AAA one - lot of people would be “uncomfortable” with the ideal that you're the “black hat” rather than a flawed anti-hero or beneficiary of some kind of moral revelation.

An open-world in a simulated city - you are the secret police and your decisions have consequences. Leave the renegade at large to potentially recruit or be seen to crack down publicly and be mistrusted by the citizens. Arrest and risk them being re-released or kill but risk them becoming a martyr. Yup, I'd buy that.