Is this the most pointless flip in videogame history?

Today’s Future Games Show (opens in new tab) stream included part one of a cinematic trailer for Off the Grid, a 150-player PvP and PvE battle royale game in development by Gunzilla Games and film director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium, Chappie), who’s in charge of the worldbuilding. You can watch the video above, or here on YouTube (opens in new tab).

I mainly want to talk about one scene, which I’ve embedded a clip of lower in this article, but the whole video is a bit odd. It’s nearly four minutes long, but by the end I couldn’t tell you who it was about or why they mattered. It’s mostly a fight scene in the style of those YouTube videos where people demonstrate that it’s possible to do low-budget special effects. The industrial complex it takes place in looks like a Google Maps 3D satellite view that’s been put through an AI upscaler.

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