Cunning Stunts In Severed Steel, Coming Q3 2021

An FPS with a focus on pulling off stunts, no reloads and destructive voxel environments, Severed Steel is proper metal.

If you enjoyed Ghostrunner, then perhaps Severed Steel should be the next thing to watch out for; a single-player FPS with a focus on acrobatics and just a few bullets left in the chamber.

From Digerati and Greylock Studio, you play as Steel, who loses her arm and is abandoned by her employer, mega-corp EdenSys. Standing up for her peers, she vows to seek revenge in a destructible voxel environment. Yes!

It’s all about chaining actions together in Severed Steel as a one-armed protagonist, bouncing off obstacles with an abundance of bullet time. Taking inspiration from Mirror’s EdgeF.E.A.R., and much more, this game is about zero reloads, using a fluid stunt system.

Severed Steel - Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle. Source: Steam

Key features in Severed Steel include:

  • A unique fighter: Play as Steel, a nimble, one-armed sharpshooter on a mission. There is no reloading – pick your shots well and be ready to pry a loaded weapon from your enemies’ cold dead hands
  • Stylish combat: Dodge bullets, leap off walls, slide kick, throw weapons – do whatever it takes to come out on top in intense and frenzied firefights
  • Fully destructible environment: Pepper through plaster with sharp 4.7 mm rounds, punch through thick concrete with .50 cal slugs, or make big holes in things with your arm cannon
  • Dynamic AI: No two battles are the same thanks to dynamic, unscripted, squad-based AI
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Here’s the cool bit, from my perspective. The developer, Greylock Studio, consists of Matt Larrabee – a former teacher who taught themself C++ before moving onto Unreal Engine 4 and starting work on Severed Steel in 2019.

I’ve always loved shooters and felt my skills as a game developer were ready for a new challenge… I want Severed Steel to give players a feeling of entering a flow state in a chaotic environment. I want them to find themselves diving through the air, only a couple rounds left in their magazine, with bullets whizzing by, rockets tearing up the environment, but they feel if they stay sharp they can come out on top.

Matt Larrabee

Here’s a trailer thus far:

Alas, you’re not going to see a ‘Severed Steel out next week’ statement, but it is set for Q3 2021 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. We can all but wait.

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