Sci-fi Action RPG The Surge Goes Gold

Focus Home Interactive and developer Deck13 have announced The Surge has gone gold.

This means the game’s development and code is finalized and ready to be put onto game discs, for distribution. The sci-fi action-RPG is set for a release on May 16th across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

A day-one patch is planned for the game, however it’s not to fix broken things that should have been resolved pre-launch. Instead, the patch is for PlayStation 4 Pro owners, enabling them to play the game at dynamic 4K at 30FPS or in 1080p at 60FPS, followed by another patch that will add HDR support. No word on these graphical upgrades for PC or Xbox owners, however.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Focus Home:

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.

Key Features

  • Tight, visceral hardcore action RPG combat
  • Unique targeting, dismemberment and level up systems
  • Explore a dystopian world full of mystery
  • Battle an array of huge, fearsome bosses
  • Loot, craft, and upgrade new weapons and armors
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