In its very first teaser trailer, it was hard to tell exactly what Disintegration was about. Showcasing a shiny levitating vehicle, my mind immediately jumped to pod-racing, and I assumed the game would be a fairly light-hearted shooter with some cool technology.
Yet after the announcement trailer shown earlier this week, I think it’s safe to say Disintegration isn’t all fun and games. While the multiplayer looks like it’ll remain colourful and irreverent, Disintegration’s set in a decidedly dark sci-fi universe: and there are some intriguing themes underpinning the game’s narrative setting. If you thought Cyberpunk 2077 was the only major title touching on transhumanism next year, do I have news for you.
At this year’s Gamescom, I got the chance to go hands-on with Disintegration’s multiplayer mode, learn a bit about the story, and also ask V1 president and game director Marcus Lehto (of Halo fame) some questions about the sci-fi world of Disintegration. Which, according to Lehto, could go way beyond just this one title.