Recent reports from Ubisoft have confirmed that ZombiU drops the ‘U’ and will become available on other next-generation platforms. The game’s developers have confirmed that it will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and the simply dubbed ‘Zombi’ will be a reincarnation of the popular survival horror video game.
The formerly Nintendo exclusive game will be undergoing some changes, but it will basically be the same, only that it will allow other next-gen consoles and computers to experience the unique play style. It has garnered a lot of popularity, with nail biting game play and highly entertaining value due to the intensity and urgency it amps up in players.
ZombiU is a first person shooting game, set in zombie-infested London through which the player must make their way through. The catch is that there is no set protagonist, no brooding hero or marksman expert accidentally lost in the fray. It’s the player alone, set in the shoes of a random survivor, with a few choice items and a ‘bag’ to carry them in.
And the twist is that the character is expendable. If they die, they would not re-spawn or be given the opportunity to continue with the same person. Instead, the player will be given a different character, with none of the stats or items of the former, essentially starting new from a fresh perspective. Of course, there is still the opportunity to hunt down your previous character, now zombie, and fight them in order to gain your items back.
What made the game particularly intense was the need to quickly refocus attention from between the screen and the Wii U gamepad while browsing through your inventory or checking the radar. It becomes infinitely more exciting and tense when you need to keep one eye on the gamepad and another on the TV screen for encroaching zombies.
Now, Ubisoft has declared that the game will be optimized for PS 4, Xbox One and PC and, according to the developers, they will make their best effort to keep it to the same tense action it held before. The new version, however, will lack the multiplayer mode, and will only have options for single player and campaign. Or perhaps, game developers are attempting to see how successful it is before creating its own servers.
The first-person survival game will benefit from new and improved graphics, upping what is usually the ‘decent’ level of Nintendo games to the ‘stunning’ rank of the other next-gen consoles and the PC. The release date has been set for August 18th.
It could provide a much more realistic-looking experience, but the question stands if it will also maintain its former game quality Wii U users have known it for.
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