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Disintegration interview: Sci-fi shooting with a pedigree

Disintegration is the new sci-fi shooter from the co-creator of Halo and aims to take the genre to new heights.


As a former employee for game studio Bungie, Marcus Lehto had a hand in some of the biggest games of the last 25 years, including Myth: The Fallen Lords and Halo. In fact, he is credited as the co-creator of Halo and worked on the series through ODST. Lehto departed from Bungie in 2012 to enter a new chapter in his career and eventually helped found a new studio by the name of V1 Interactive. The folks at V1 Interactive are preparing an all-new sci-fi shooter that debuted earlier this summer by the name of Disintegration. The team took the wraps off the game at Gamescom and then chose to bring it to PAX West 2019.

Luckily, some of the Shacknews crew was on-hand at PAX West and got the opportunity to speak with Lehto about the new project and what players can expect from this new IP.

The official Disintegration website offers the following synopsis:

In Earth’s near future, climate extremes, overpopulation, food shortages, and a global pandemic led to nations collapsing and humankind on the brink of extinction. Scientists adopted a means in which the human brain was removed and surgically encased into a robotic armature; a process known as Integration. It was meant to be a temporary solution to an unavoidable crisis.

It was a good thing for decades, allowing humans to survive. But some of the Integrated saw this new form as the future of humanity. With no desire to reverse the process, the post-humanist Integrated stratified, calling themselves the Rayonne. Global war soon erupted, and Rayonne forces now seek to hunt down any remaining humans, forcing their integration, and destroying those who don’t share their views.

In Disintegration, you play an Integrated character named Romer. He’s one of many who rebelled and are now outlawed by the Rayonne. It’s up to you to lead a small group of these Outlaws, people who have chosen to fight back and survive, into a brighter future where we protect those they care about and hope to one day become human again.

Lehto and the team are expecting Disintegration to arrive sometime in the Spring of 2020 on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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Contributing Tech Editor

Chris Jarrard likes playing games, crankin' tunes, and looking for fights on obscure online message boards. He understands that breakfast food is the only true food. Don't @ him.

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