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2K teases a dystopian future with Advent

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Teases for games can be fun if they’re done well – and a trailer, for a trailer, for a reveal is exactly how to not do that sort of thing well. Thankfully, that’s not what 2K games has done with its new tease for something called Advent. Naturally, they used Twitter, tweeting out a look at a prosperous future. “Luxury for the privileged few is outdated,” the tweet says “This is the future of urban living.” But then it gets ugly.

“Move in today and start living in the world of tomorrow!” says the image in the tweet, overlaid on top of a sprawling, modern city. But every now and then, a second image, posted a couple hours after the first, changes, prompting you to “Move in today and fear the world of tomorrow!”

So yes, it’s got those dystopian vibes – and could link to some of 2K existing franchises. Something on the game’s teaser site, http://www.adventfuture.org/ though, suggests it could possibly be something in the BioShock vein.

“Advent gene therapy will free you from illness,” the site states. “Our citizens no longer fear the diseases and disabilities that plagued past generations. A complex and cutting edge system of DNA splicing has led to cures not only for the viruses and infections that for millennia haunted us, but for mental illnesses as well. Come discover an Illness free world with us.”

Gene splicing gone wrong? Hmmm. The pictures of the cities on the teaser site give me more of a Syndicate sort of feeling though. Still, it all seems intriguing. A dystopian, cyberunkish future where everything isn’t quite as it seems? Yeah, I’m intrigued. As long as it’s not a FPS RPG hybrid, because Deus Ex has that covered, thanks.




Last Updated: May 26, 2015


  1. Trevor Matrix

    May 26, 2015 at 07:41

    It’s GTA Futures End!!


    • Lord Chaos

      May 26, 2015 at 07:59

      Add a nuke or two and it’s Fallout


  2. Hammersteyn

    May 26, 2015 at 07:44

  3. Ranting Raptor

    May 26, 2015 at 07:47

    Plot Twist: It’s a city builder game


    • Trevor Matrix

      May 26, 2015 at 07:48

      Oh. So one of those 7 minutes of fun games, right?


      • Ranting Raptor

        May 26, 2015 at 07:49

        Hopefully a little more than that. Maybe 7 hours?


        • Trevor Matrix

          May 26, 2015 at 07:52

          Oh no. City builders: 7 minutes in and I am out.


          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 26, 2015 at 08:09

            Is that what she said?

          • Spaffy

            May 26, 2015 at 08:16

            Nah, that’d be 7 seconds.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 26, 2015 at 08:17

            Ah, thanks for the correct info Spaffy!

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 26, 2015 at 08:37


      • Matthew Holliday

        May 26, 2015 at 10:18

        pretty much, BUILD ALL THE THINGS.
        dont ever bother building them again.


  4. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 26, 2015 at 07:49

    “Not content to let them be bred out of existence, no, that would take too long, they tried to free the world from the Ginger Menace through deception and science. A secret program was instituted to modify the human genome to prevent future generations being born. The Gingers fought back. Many were lost, their souls screaming in terror as they were ripped from the bodies by merciless red-headed monsters. This is the world of tomorrow, fear it.”


  5. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    May 26, 2015 at 08:14

    Gene splicing? Zoidberg approves….


  6. Johnathan Dexter

    May 26, 2015 at 09:00

    Tomorrow world is awesome, seriously great work.
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  7. Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

    May 26, 2015 at 09:18

    Sounds interesting.


  8. Matthew Holliday

    May 26, 2015 at 10:17

    this doesnt look like borderlands 3.


    • Deceased

      May 26, 2015 at 10:58

      I’m in agreement, 2K c’mon man, I realise it’s your choice when you want to tackle that materpiece-monster, but don’t do the Half-Life 3 route… Hmmm…

      “*enter some wild statement here*, Borderlands 3 confirmed” … It just doesn’t feel right 😐


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