Disintegration, the debut title from V1 Interactive originally teased back in July, got a new trailer at Gamescom 2019’s Opening Night Live and wowed attendees in Cologne with a gameplay demo as well.
Founded by ex-Bungie creative director and Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto in 2014, V1 Interactive has partnered with publishers Private Division to bring the sci-fi shooter to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Here’s Disintegration’s plot synopsis, courtesy of the game’s official website:
“In Earth’s near future, climate extremes, overpopulation, food shortages, and a global pandemic led to nations collapsing and humankind on the brink of extinction. Scientists adopted a means in which the human brain was removed and surgically encased into a robotic armature; a process known as Integration. It was meant to be a temporary solution to an unavoidable crisis.
It was a good thing for decades, allowing humans to survive. But some of the Integrated saw this new form as the future of humanity. With no desire to reverse the process, the post-humanist Integrated stratified, calling themselves the Rayonne. Global war soon erupted, and Rayonne forces now seek to hunt down any remaining humans, forcing their integration, and destroying those who don’t share their views.
In Disintegration, you play an Integrated character named Romer. He’s one of many who rebelled and are now outlawed by the Rayonne.
It’s up to you to lead a small group of these Outlaws, people who have chosen to fight back and survive, into a brighter future where we protect those they care about and hope to one day become human again.”
Disintegration is currently set for release sometime in 2020. You can watch the original teaser as well as the new material from Gamescom down below.