The ever-increasing in popularity full-simulation game ARMA series is getting yet another mod! 2017 is an in-development mod, planned as a total conversion of ARMA 3 using the giant Altis map. 2017 takes a completely new look at the horror/survival/post-apocalyptic genre with some pretty interesting, albeit very ambitions, planned twists.
The development team insists that although the game shares its name with the aforementioned DayZ , the mod will present a "unique experience" completely set apart from DayZ. According to the development team, instead of zombies that have become some commonplace in this genre, the human population is infected with an "unknown mutagen."
As far as actual gameplay is concerned, there's a lot of what we've seen before in other games of this type, but still, there are other featured that feel fresh and new. Both single player and co-op multiplayer missions and objectives are planned, both having an effect on the world surrounding the players.
And now looting - and this is the interesting part of their blog:
"You will be able to search everywhere in the world to find various items/tools/equipment/ weapons etc. at a very rare chance, since this IS based in the future." "[Loot] will NOT be a main focus as we want to treat this as only an 'element' of the gameplay. We do not want to distract you from the survival horror aspect with the mundane task of loot farming."
The developers insist on emphasis on the horror aspect of the game and focus heavily on the "psychology" of the world the gamer is placed in, even citing a "sanity system" that will affect player interaction.
This all sounds very interesting, and also very, very ambitious. All things considered, 2017 is still in development with no announcement of public beta or pre-release status, which has become so popular on Steam games. We'll be keeping an eye on this one.
Check out their teaser trailer below:
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