Studio Croteam and publisher Devolver Digital have just dropped the teaser trailer for the long-in-development Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass. We're getting a full reveal at E3 but the short teaser hints at Sam going full open world for the fourth game. So far I'm liking the game's subtitle and the fact that Sam has a sick motorcycle now.
That said, I don't want the words "battle" or "royale" anywhere near this game. There's enough Fortnite and PUBG ripping off going on already, and that's not how the Sam series works. Serious Sam is always about a modern take on classic shooter mechanics; the third game, released back in 2011, billed itself as the anti-Call of Duty and it worked amazingly well. Serious Sam has always been the shooter we needed but didn't deserve, so I have high hopes that an open world setting will just make the carnage even pants-on-head crazier than it was last time.