Announced this morning on the PlayStation Blog, Greylock Studio’s Cut steel (formerly known as Impact) is a first person shooter game starring a character who cannot reload because he only has one arm.
His name is Steel, and before the game begins he loses his arm in an accident caused by the megacorporation EdenSys. When the company abandons her after her injury, Steel launches a mission to rescue others trapped under the heel of EdenSys and avenge her dismemberment.
Steel cannot reload with one hand, so he uses his acrobatic skills to steal weapons from his enemies. She slides, runs, runs up the walls and launches herself on her enemies. To encourage players to rely more on Steel’s agility, designer Matt Larabee had enemy fire automatically miss when she’s in the middle of a stunt. As long as Steel keeps moving, it’s almost bulletproof. That’s kind of cool.
Cut steelThe environments are built by voxels and are completely destructible, so later in the game when Steel gets a cannon mounted on his residual limb the shit is going to explode. Who needs to reload when you can blow up the ground underneath your enemies with an arm cannon?
Cut steel will arrive later this year on PS4 and PC.