RoboCop: Rogue City: first-person shooter for PC and consoles revealed

RoboCop: Rogue City: first-person shooter for PC and consoles revealed


As part of Nacon's in-house show "Nacon Connect 2021", the French manufacturer not only showed fresh material on well-known titles, there was also one or two new announcements. One of the most exciting titles is likely to be RoboCop: Rogue City, which will be released in 2023 for PC and unspecified consoles. The first person shooter is based on the official film license of the original three Robocop strips, which means: The mixed remake from 2014 is not included here. Instead, they are based on RoboCop from 1987, with which director Paul Verhoeven (Starship Troopers, Basic Instinct) succeeded in creating a technically remarkable action flick with a satirical undertone. The film, which for a long time was only shown in abridged form in this country due to its drastic depiction of violence, had two disappointing successors and various game implementations, all of which were forgotten.

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RoboCop: Rogue City comes to PC and consoles in 2023. Source: Nacon Nothing is known about the gameplay yet, but the official description on Steam suggests an open style of play and decision-making moments.

"Become a cult cop hero, half human, half machine, and bring justice to the world dangerous, crime-ridden streets in old Detroit. Armed with your trusty Auto-9, factory strength, years of police experience and a multitude of tools at your disposal, you fight the forces that are destroying your city, your home Start a completely new, explosive hunt for the truth from the first person's perspective. You decide how you fulfill the highest directives, but caution is advised as the story progresses, because corruption and greed know no bounds. "

The developers at Teyon are responsible for the new RoboCop game, and they mainly came up with the atmospheric Terminator: Resistance. The first person shooter was only able to get mixed reviews, but it achieved plenty of positive user reviews on Steam and is now even considered one of the best game implementations with a Terminator license.

Source: Teyon

RoboCop: Rogue City Announced, Launches In 2023

RoboCop is making a comeback in video games with a brand-new title, RoboCop: Rogue City. The newly-announced action game is slated to launch in 2023 for yet-to-be-specified consoles and PC.

Rogue City sees good-cop-turned-cyborg Alex Murphy take on bad guys in an original story that draws on elements from the three classic films. Unfortunately, since the game’s release is pretty far out, there’s no insight on what gameplay entails. Development of Rogue City is being handled by Teyon, who previously shipped Terminator: Resistance in January 2020 (it also released an enhanced PS5 version this past April). Nacon and MGM will handle publisher duties.

“We're delighted to be teaming up with MGM to offer a new vision of a popular franchise that was created over 30 years ago. This game is the perfect fit to pursue our aim of offering different gaming experiences to the widest possible audience,' said Nacon CEO Alain Falc in a press release.

Not counting a pair of mobile titles, Rogue City will mark the first major RoboCop video game since the very bad RoboCop game that was released in 2003 for PS2, Xbox, and PC. The beloved ‘80s icon hasn’t maintained the same cultural relevance compared to other film franchises of that era, like Indiana Jones or Rocky. (Remember the 2014 RoboCop reboot no one talks about?) In fact, you could seriously argue that today’s generation only knows RoboCop for laying down the law against Scorpion in Mortal Kombat 11. Still, we think it's cool to see one of my childhood favorites get another stab at the limelight, and I’m itching to see what narrative direction the team takes.

Are you excited by the idea of a modern RoboCop game and what would make for a good RoboCop game, in your opinion? Share your thoughts in the comments!