Back in March, Project LIANE was announced for PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The first person shooter stars a superhero (of sorts) named Anna Liane, a woman who is able to heal people’s wounds with her mind. She may not be ripped from the pages of a DC or Marvel comic book but she certainly does have a tragic backstory. The game begins when Anna is forced to escape from the military as they want to perform tests on her and (potentially) abuse her power.
So when the game launches later this year we can expect lots of creeping in shadows, shooting soldiers in the backs of their heads and trying to keep a low profile; all of the things any good stealth shooting game needs. It also makes sense that people would want to take this online and thankfully, we now know more about Project LIANE‘s procedurally generated multiplayer.
Project LIANE Multiplayer Details
Speaking to Kaleb Nekumanesh, who is the CEO of Gearshift Media (Project LIANE‘s developer) and the creative director of the game, he explained to me that Project LIANE may not actually feature competitive multiplayer. The development team has not yet decided whether or not they will include it and Project LIANE could feature 4-player co-op instead. Sneaking around, trying to get surprise headshots against real-life opponents would be fun but co-op gameplay could work just as well – players working together to best the military and get out of dodge sounds like a damn good time.
Additionally, Nekumanesh told me that in multiplayer the game will “randomly place buildings, objects in the map, and edit the terrain”. In a post-Minecraft world it might seem like games are using procedurally generation just to stay on trend but he explained that “due to the tactical stealth nature of [Project LIANE], we have each map change every time it’s played so that the player has the same feel of needing to find areas to hide and take down the enemy.” That could give the game hours upon hours of replayability and it could potentially be a big reason to buy Project LIANE when it’s released in a few months’ time.
Project LIANE will be released on PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in 2015.