New Xbox One and PS4 shooter aims to blur line between single and multiplayer

Painkiller dev's new shooter Get Even also promises "photo-realistic" visuals.

Polish developer The Farm 51 (Painkiller: Hell & Damnation) today announced a new shooter called Get Even for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game aims to blur the line between single- and multiplayer and offer "photo-realistic" visuals.

Get Even's story focuses on the memories of its main heroes. These memories will have a "dramatic" effect on how the game plays out, and the decisions players make on their journey will determine their personality, Farm 51 said.

When a player begins a single-player mission, others can join the quest as enemy players. This means players will never know if their foes are humans or NPCs, Farm 51 said, which should heighten the feeling of suspense.

Get Even will also boast photo-realistic visuals thanks to a new 3D scanning technology called Thorskan that incorporates "advanced lighting effects" to create compelling visuals. You can see a demonstration of what this technology is capable in this YouTube video.

The level of visuals Thorskan can create

The game also aims to separate itself from the current pack of shooters through its weaponry, described as technology beyond current capabilities, but not beyond the realm of possibility. One example provided was that of a gun that can shoot around corners.

"As an independent developer, it would be foolish to go head-to-head with the larger companies and create a 'me-too' knock-off, and frankly we wouldn’t be interested in doing it," The Farm 51 CEO Wojtek Pazdur said. "We believe that there is still a ton of content and design creativity that has yet to be explored in the first-person genre, as well as an audience beyond the warfare player--those are the people we are going for with Get Even."

Get Even is scheduled to launch in 2015 as a download. The game is currently "several months" into development. It is not the only new project aiming to break down the traditional wall between single- and multiplayer, as Bungie's new shooter Destiny promises to do the same.

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Vinnvn
Vinnvn

Woo a 720p shooter on xbone cool

Tommi88
Tommi88

But, doesnt Titanfall blur the lines between single and multiplayer already?

drwhoiscool
drwhoiscool

Will it be any fun?  Thats what matters.

delta5931
delta5931

They tried this with that awful game Mindjack. Let's just say that the game fell in on it's own blubber.

Sideways8_4ever
Sideways8_4ever

sounds sweet, can't wait to hear more about this game

Rennik_Repotsir
Rennik_Repotsir

...offers "photo-realistic" visuals, about as interactive as a photo... :P

Hurvl
Hurvl

Blurring the line between SP and MP seems to be the new black, but like any noticeable trend it soon appears like there are too many games doing the same thing. That's beside from the fact that I enjoy a clear separation between SP and MP. I've never found the MP part of games fun and so I'd rather they not mix it up with the SP part.

Sundberg_man
Sundberg_man

They showed us the same thing with Killzone 2. ''OMG THEM GRAPHICS!''. I'm expecting the same disappointment with this title.

sirapathetic01
sirapathetic01

Another shooter? Don't have enough of those. Bring em' on!

meatz666
meatz666

Did you watch the trailer? Looks like a FPStreet View, man...

angelofbeast198
angelofbeast198

2015?so why the hell they din't make the games 1st them bring out the system later  so there dam games we can play on them god damit

alwin8695
alwin8695

I just hope that we can still play this without internet connection. Not all people have good internet connection.. At least in my country

ank000
ank000

Single player and Multiplayer simultaneously , don't care much about it. I would like to see some gameplay to get me interested in this game. And the graphics do look awesome, hopefully the gameplay will do justice to graphics.

platinumking320
platinumking320

I'll wait to hear more...but it's sounding like this gen is yet another tech media cop out to the world of 'cloud streaming'.

Dont install a great experience on your machine, its all online you just have to maintain a steady connection to see all of it....


Hmmmph,,,

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

Pretty amazing, it looks like a live action fan made video or something.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Well, it does look extremely realistic graphically.

stillfailing
stillfailing

I miss the state and mindset of gaming about 12 years ago.

In my opinion there are two major problems with the industry. First is companies like EA releasing substandard software at full price.

But the biggest problem is you, the gamer. Any time a new technology or idea comes out, a sizabe portion of the gaming community Acts like a dirty hipster on the rag. It takes a lot of creativity, drive and intellect to create these new systems and ideas.

I keep hearing the same tired arguments being recycled on why change is bad. Stupid crap about if a game is always online due to a feature etc.

Maybe instead of trying to destroy every new idea and concept players could - I don't know - be supportive by giving constructive criticism, useful feedback and stick to the concersation at hand.

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

OMG! Blurring the line between single and multiplayer! New idea!

...Just like Destiny and Titanfall already say they were doing?!

aeterna789
aeterna789

People who play Single player only don't care much about multiplayer and vice versa. Take a hint on what happened when EA and Maxis tried to "blur the line" in SimCity.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

Maybe this one will do what MindJack could not do so well.

Also, I find it amusing that no one else in the comments has observed that The Farm 51's idea is nothing original.

P.S. Dark Souls has been mentioned, but MindJack is the closer comparison, I would opine.

Baelath
Baelath

it looks soooo real. mindboggle

deadpen
deadpen

The only good blurred line is the one between office fun and sexual harassment when it works in your favor at court.

jhcho2
jhcho2

Blurring the line between single player and multiplayer essentially means you have to be connected online all the time to play any game in future. They are trying alternative methods now

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

Who the heck asked for a blurred line between single and multi player content? Since when is this crap a requirement for games?

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Teaser trailers are suppose to get you hype or at least interested. But this didn't do it for me.

pszone
pszone

Online fun sometimes but when players finish the game no one be online to play this at all so ill pass.

Some newcomer next gen titles wont last and looking at a game wont last long .

spikepigeo
spikepigeo

I believe this Thorskan tech can help make a game that looks that good, but I don't believe there's any consumer-level machine in existence capable of running it in real-time at 60 frames and a high resolution. Even top of the line PC's would struggle with that many polygons. As for photo-realistic visuals like that on the "next-gen" consoles? That's good for a laugh.

Dark_Mits
Dark_Mits

The developer was also quoted to say: "There has been great disparity between player experience in single and multiplayer modes, to the point where previous shooters felt different games depending on the mode. So now we will force all the problems of multiplayer into singleplayer, so that the transition is seemless when moving from one to another"

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Well... Can't say I'm surprised... This seems to be the new theme with games... Online meets offline... Hope it's a worthy phase for gaming

Gen007
Gen007

Gonna have to be the skeptic here. I mean for one having real people join as enemies in the campaign has been done before most recent in RE6 with the agent hunt mode. Granted RE6 did it aweful and boring so maybe they can make it fun but still it sounds overly ambitious for this developer. The 3D scan thing is interesting but i have to see an actual functioning game using it before i draw any conclusions.

billlabowski
billlabowski

Thorskan can create great visuals but you need a PC to be able to get the kind of fidelity they're proposing. 

fatee
fatee moderator

Well - I'll make that vision crystal clear: I'll unplug my internet.

franzito
franzito

"Next gen" continues the tradition from "previous gen" of making shooters, now with mind-bending, jaw-dropping graphics.

Wow!

lex_in_the_moon
lex_in_the_moon

It's funny how critical some people are being even though we know almost nothing of the game. It's true no one should be getting too hyped at this point, but after all the whining i read around about how most shooters lack innovation why would you dismiss an original idea so quickly? It seems no one knows what they want. You can be cautious without being dismissive.

cirugo
cirugo

oh a new "shooter"...blurring the lines between "single-player" and "multiplayer".  How original!

In other words, another developer trying to rationalize a requirement for online connectivity for modes other than multiplayer.  This trend needs to die soon.

JulioFN
JulioFN

@Hurvl Mp is fun only when it is something like SP but with a friend :)

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Sundberg_manCrysis 1 on PC had screenshots that looked photorealistic, so I'm not that impressed anymore when someone says "oooh, it's gonna be photo-realistic!!!!".

Hammershock6
Hammershock6

@alwin8695If game devs ruled the world, they would make sure we were connected to the internet when we went to take a dump or the toilet would'nt flush.  Just to make sure we were still paying our water bills.

dalepickstock
dalepickstock

Great comment innovation even if it's not to your taste is still innovation. If it's good concept (even if it's poorly implemented) fantastic I'm sure other devs will incorporate and enrich the gaming world. If it's bad that's still ok you need to try things out to see if it's viable. Even then what's good and bad today won't mean it will be the same in the future - remember when platformers ruled the roost and churned out poorly copied versions of successful games?

streamline
streamline

Seems a little difficult to tweak the difficulty level, too. Maybe make the playable character more difficult to kill or heal faster. Can't do much about controlling the enemy intelligence.

sirapathetic01
sirapathetic01

@xsonicchaos *agrees*

I guess the separation between story mode and multiplayer has always been an issue and needs to be fixed..

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@BelaidKL 

Well, online and offline are contradicting terms that can't coexist. It's more about blurring the line between playing a story campaign but with other players as enemies or something like that. More like a MMO, which proves that this genre already blurred the line. Useless junk in my opinion.

hystavito
hystavito

@BelaidKLYeah everyone has been talking about blurring that line between for awhile now, pretty much since all the next gen console games were revealed.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@drwhoiscool 

Indeed, fun comes first.

Yet, fun is subjective. To very jaded eyes, seeing a game does what has already been done before can deflate that person's fun with the game very quickly.