Take the original, top-down Grand Theft Auto games and blend that with the movie Tremors and you’ll have an idea of what to expect from the gameplay trailer of Dead Static Drive. To say the least, this combination makes us incredibly happy and we cannot wait to dig our teeth into the game.
Lovingly dubbed as “Grand Theft Cthulhu” by creator Mike Blackney, once you see Dead Static Drive in action it becomes quite apparent that the desert hides a series of unexpected horrors that only H.P. Lovecraft and potentially Hunter S. Thompson could dream up.
Imagine driving your muscle car through the desert at night while kicking up dust, and the ground gives way just inches behind your back wheel. You narrowly miss becoming a mangled heap of flesh and twisted metal. It’s not just otherworldly creatures you’ll be dealing with either, you’ll have plenty of other people trying to survive out here that will try to pick you off as well.
There’s multiple characters we can choose from, a day and night cycle, looting and shooting, procedurally generated environments, equippable items and weapons, and much more. Details are still scarce, but judging by the original development video, Mike Blackney’s Twitter, and this most recent gameplay trailer we’re glad to see how much progress has been made over the years.
There’s no set release date for Dead Static Drive just yet, but it’s currently slated for a 2020 release on Steam. We’ll keep you posted with further developments as they come out, as we’re absolutely looking forward to how the final product will turn out to be.