The co-creators of Descent have announced Overload, a spiritual successor to the iconic series which was very popular in the mid 90’s.
Overload is expected to feature intense single-player action delivered in a 6-degree-of-freedom shooter with 15 levels to complete. The game will have over a dozen robot types and three massive bosses, which will be easier to defeat as your ship will have a total of 12 upgradeable weapons. If you feel the robots you go up against are a bit too easy, there appears to be a difficulty option for all players as there will be a total of five difficulty levels to match with the player’s abilities.
Overload will support fully customizable joystick, gamepad, mouse and keyboard controls, which is certainly welcome as you need to be comfortable in a 6-DOF game in order to get anywhere.
Overload will be launching on Kickstarter on February 10 and will be looking to raise a goal of $300,000, which is pretty realistic considering some other crowdfunding games have asked for well above that amount. If it becomes successful, we should expect Overload to release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.