A brand new development team called Imaginati revealed Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier, which is a standalone cinematice adventure set in the movie universe between the time of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and this years War of the Planet of the Apes. This title will be available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC this Fall.
Down below is the reveal trailer of the title, go check it out.
The game publisher is a division of Imaginarium, which is a performance capture studio ran by Andy Serkis who is also producing the title. Below is a descriptor of the new game:
Set around a year after Dawn, the game centres around a breakaway faction of apes who take refuge in the Rocky Mountains from the ongoing human-ape war, but are forced to descend into a human-owned valley as Winter draws in and food depletes. The story takes its cue from the films, aiming for a morally ambiguous take on the ensuing conflict, with no black and white decisions or clear heroes and villains. Players will take control of both humans and apes - who, because of the game’s standalone story and cast, can live or die based on your decisions - with multiple endings possible depending on their actions on both sides.
What this sounds like is a choice based interactive film, like Telltale Games though with a bit of a twist. The game will actually run like a movie being around 2-3 hours in length for multiple play through's where the player is in control of making the characters decisions altering the outcome but with no exploration sections or puzzles or control of the character. The only this you can do is make decisions to progress to the next scene. The studio aims for the player to be making choices every 15-20 seconds.
That's a whole of choice building and a lot of writing involved to have all these alternate paths the player can go through. It's a very interesting take on a newer game model and we can't wait to see how it turns out.