En av överraskningarna från gårdagskvällens PS5-event State of Play var utannonseringen av det kommande action/stealth-spelet Hood: Outlaws and Legends från utvecklarna Sumo Digital som bland annat stått bakom Sonic Racing-spelen samt nyversionen av Out Run.
We didn't get to see any meaningful gameplay and the trailer we watched was all about setting the scene and giving us some flavour, but an entry over on the
Sumos game director Andrew Willans skriver såhär på den officiella Playstation-bloggen:
"Hood is a multiplayer heist game that blends combat, stealth, and strategy. You will assemble a team of Outlaws as you attempt to steal treasures from an oppressive government known as The State in a dark and gritty reimagining of the Robin Hood legend.
This is a PvPvE game that pits two 4-player teams against each other as they attempt the same daring heist in environments populated with enemy AI guards. Without going into spoiler territory (this is a reveal, rather than a deeper dive - more to come soon), we have a wide range of game mechanics and features that can be used to help teammates or hinder rival players. Stealing a treasure chest from a State stronghold is your main objective, but locating and escaping with it will require teamwork and tactics. Our game world is realistic, with believable interactions and consequences. Treasure chests are heavy and must be carried. Ammo is limited to what you can carry, salvage, or recover from your fallen enemies. Noise attracts attention, both from the AI guards and rival players. Combat can be brutal and deadly, so using stealth can often be the optimal approach.
Using the unique and varied playstyles of each outlaw will be key to your success. Some are specialised in ranged combat, while others are far more deadly up close in a melee brawl. It's entirely up to you how you configure and combine your skills. This is a heist after all, and no heist would be complete without assembling the gang to discuss the plan before cracking the vault and making good on your getaway!" Källa: PS Blog