Focus Home Interactive has announced that The Surge, Deck13’s hardcore action-RPG, has officially gone gold ahead of next month’s release. The game will be available digitally and at retail on May 16 and is available for pre-order.
Additionally, the publisher released a few details about the PS4 Pro updates. The first free update will be available at the release of the game, and will allow players to either play in Dynamic 4K at 30fps or in 1080p at 60fps. A second update will be available a bit later after release, allowing players to activate the HDR option.
If you have been living under a rock for the past few months, here’s a brief synopsis of the game:
Set in a heavily dystopian future as Earth nears the end of its life, those who remain in the overpopulated cities must work to survive as social programs become saturated by an ageing population and increasing environmental diseases. As the intelligence of technology incrementally increased over the years, many jobs for the human race had been made redundant, forcing Earth’s citizens to head out into the suburbs seeking labor, aided by exoskeletons to improve their efficiency. The world of The Surge offers a very grim vision of the future, where the evolution of our technology, our society and our relation with the environment led to a decadent state of the Human civilization. The Surge features innovative combat mechanics and an original character progression system based on modular upgrades gained through tight, visceral combat.
The Surge features a unique targeting, dismemberment and level up systems where scraps can be looted in order to upgrade weapons and armors in order to stand a chance against the variety of huge bosses.