Nexon just grabbed the worldwide rights to publish Human Element, an upcoming free-to-play first-person survival MMORPG set in an open world. Human Element is developed by Robotoki and is the first game of the studio founded in 2013 by Robert Bowling, former Infinity Ward element and creative strategist for the Call of Duty franchise.
With the ever-popular DayZ and Sony’s upcoming H1Z1, Human Element is another game that goes for a survival scenario where zombies are central but it’s the humans that pose the major threat. The game is set 35 years after a zombie apocalypse and is said to combine action, strategy and resource management to offer a persistent gameplay in a open world seen through a first-person view. Running on the CryEngine technology, Human Element uses innovative new Streaming and Segmented World MMO technologies to create the desired large open world experience while offering the visual quality of a first-person shooter game.
“We are excited to work with Robotoki to bring this exciting game to consumers in North America and around the world,” said Owen Mahoney, President and CEO of Nexon. “This announcement marks an important milestone in the strategic partnership we formed with Robotoki in February 2013 and furthers our goal of developing groundbreaking, AAA quality free-to-play games.”
“Partnering with Nexon has allowed us to achieve our ambitious vision for Human Element,” said Robert Bowling, President and Creative Director of Robotoki. “Combining the fast paced, cinematic, visceral gameplay that our team is known for with the exciting MMO social experience and expertise of Nexon, we are redefining the genre of survival games with an unprecedented level of detail within an open-world experience.”
Human Element is scheduled for global release on PC in the fourth quarter of 2015 and there was mention of PS4 and Xbox One versions a while ago. Check the official site for some cool artworks with a The Last of Us flavor.