With gamescom in full bloom in Cologne, Germany, the fair would be incomplete without Elex, one of the most anticipated games from German developer Piranha Bytes. Fortunately, the next action RPG from the creators of the Gothic and Risen series did make an appearance at the event. A 9-minute long gameplay footage emerged online, showing off exploration of the post-apocalyptic world that combines science fiction with elements of fantasy, as well as combat with both melee weapons and futuristic guns.
Having invented a unique universe like this, the developers could come up with interesting combat tactics, such as using a jet pack to leap above an enemy and smash them with a sword using the impetus of the fall. Or how about a combination of chainsaw with a sword?
Settin all of that aside, Elex still appears to have the immersive atmosphere unique to Piranha Bytes’ games, some sort of crudeness even, which by no means is a flaw, if you remember Gothic. On the other hand, we hope the developers will work a bit more on animations before the product is finally out. Elex is slated for release in 2017 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Read more about the game in our latest preview:
- Elex Hands-on – the most ambitious game from creators of Gothic and Risen