2020 won't pass without giving sci-fi first-person shooter enthusiasts their fill, as Disintegration was announced during Gamescom 2019, alongside a broad release date.
Developed by Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto's studio V1 Interactive, Disintegration is set in a world where preserving human brains in robot bodies is the only hope for survival, and will feature both vehicular and infantry combat. Here's everything we know about Disintegration, including information on its gameplay, story and multiplayer.
Disintegration Release Date
Like many other freshly announced titles at Gamescom 2019, Disintegration wasn't given an exact release date. Its announcement trailer did, however, reveal that we can expect it to drop at some point next year as long as unforeseen delays don't occur.
Later, Marcus Lehto confirmed that the title is expected to launch around the end of Q1 and beginning of Q2 2020. Disintegration is headed to the PC, Xbox One and PS4.
Disintegration's story is set in a world where multiple crises have led humankind close to extinction, the only solution for survival being Integration, a process through which human brains were preserved in robot bodies. Although that proved an efficient solution for a while, a group of Integrated began to see this new form as the future of humanity.
Calling themselves the Rayonne, they kickstarted a global war, with the intention of Integrating the rest of the populace and killing all those who hoped to see humanity return to its original form someday. Disintegration puts players in the shoes of Romer Shoal, a former Gravcycle pilot, now the leader of a small Integrated resistance group, and tasks them with taking the fight to the Rayonne.
Disintegration will feature both vehicular and infantry combat, letting players take to the battlefield using Gravcycles equipped with both offensive and defensive weaponry.
A mix of first-person shooter and real-time tactics, players will also be able to command their AI-driven squad members, which come with their own different abilities that can be leveraged for victory on the battlefield.
From your Gravcycle's elevated position, you can order your units to move to specific locations or retreat to yours, highlight enemies for them to prioritize or focus fire and more.
Disintegration will feature both a single-player campaign and a multiplayer component.
Disintegration's multiplayer will include three modes, each of which will be playable on a variety of maps. Just like in the single-player campaign, you'll be able to pilot Gravcycles while controlling your infantry Crew on the battlefield.
Retrieval focuses on capture the flag-style gameplay where teams take turns attempting to bring cores to launchpads on lane-based maps. Players can also look forward to team deathmatch and a mode that revolves around capturing zones.
Different Crews will be available to choose from, each coming with its own specific combination of units, weapons and Gravcycle stats. Although coordination and proper use of your crew members' abilities will be key to coming out on top in multiplayer matches, the gameplay won't involve vast amounts of micromanagement.
Disintegration System Requirements
Disintegration's system requirements have yet to be unveiled, however, we do know that it will absolutely require a 64-bit processor and operating system.
The rest of the details will likely be shared closer to release and we'll update this section as soon as we know more.
Where can you buy Disintegration and how much does it cost?
On PC, Disintegration currently has a Steam page live where it can be followed and wishlisted. At the moment, it isn't featured on neither Gog.com nor the Epic Games Store.
As Disintegration is also headed to Xbox One and PS4, you'll most likely be able to buy it on the platforms' respective stores closer to launch. The game is expected to cost $49.99 and cosmetic-only microtransactions have been confirmed to be part of the game.
Disintegration Announcement Trailer
Disintegration's announcement trailer kicks off with protagonist and former pilot Romer Shoal reuniting with a Gravcycle that's clearly seen combat while giving a brief recap that establishes the situation that the world finds itself in.
It then proceeds into a more action-packed sequence that seems to emulate what gameplay will look like when Disintegration comes out in 2020, looping back to Romer and a crewmate of his towards the end. You can watch it below.