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Ambitious open-world survival shooter The Front announced for PC

by: Jason -
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The PR email subject line for The Front's announcement read, in part, "DayZ meets The Forest and Battlefield", which caused me to immediately pause - well done, PR person! Like me, you might be wondering what such an amalgamation looks like, and the answer is that it looks a whole lot better than I could have imagined. It also looks incredibly ambitious:

The Front is an open-world post-apocalyptic survival sandbox shooter coming to PC, and it’s the debut game from developer Samar Studio. The game’s story takes place in an alternate reality where a tyrannical empire has taken over the world and seeks to dominate mankind. Meanwhile, the last remnants of humanity’s resistance are endeavoring to use time travel technology to fix the course of human history.

As you can see from the announcement trailer above, there is a lot going on in The Front, and it includes a laundry list of tantalizing features as well:

  • An open world 36km² in size featuring distinct biomes such as forests, snowlands, and deserts, each with its own resources and ecosystem
  • A realistic day/night cycle and ten different types of weather, including blizzards, fog, and thunderstorms
  • 400+ tech formulas to learn
  • 30 types of basic building modules and nearly 100 different functional components used to construct logical electrical systems, irrigation systems, automated defenses, and more
  • 20+ kinds of defenses and traps used to protect bases from onslaughts, including crossbows, catapults, meat grinders, arrow walls, poison gas, shocking electrical devices
  • An arsenal of modern weapons customizable with attachments like sights, grips, and tactical flashlights
  • A wide array of land, air, and sea vehicles that can be augmented with additional armor and weapons
  • Ten distinct survival indices, including hunger, thirst, hypothermia, and infection
  • Formidable enemies with unique characteristics, such as high HP or the ability to self-detonate and unleash devastating toxic clouds