Off the Grid Is a Next-Gen Battle Royale Heading to PS5 in 2023

Battle Royale 2.0 with a focus on narrative progression

Off The Grid key art

Gunzilla games have announced a new Battle Royale game called Off The Grid which will be coming to PS5 in 2023. The game is set within a dystopian cyberpunk styled world and the new Battle Royale shooter plans to evolve the genre “through a strong emphasis on narrative progression.”

Check out the official teaser trailer below.

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Off The Grid is led by District 9 Director Neill Blomkamp, who acts as the games’ Chief Visionary Officer. Gunzilla games certainly seem to be doubling down on the narrative aspect of the game. The studio have also recruited Olivier Henriot (Far Cry, Assassin’s Creed) as Executive Narrative Director.

Off The Grid is a Battle Royale like no other according to the game’s press release. In the game, up to 150 players can battle it out in PvP skirmishes. As well as PvE story missions using the same map inhabited by other players in real-time.

Players will also have the freedom to control how the story unfolds, with each decision made directly affecting everyone’s gameplay. Sounds interesting. Crafting, customising and trading your in-game items with other players will be core to the experience. In Off The Grid, the lines between hero and villain become blurred as players fight to survive the covert corporate battles of the future.

Battle Royale 2.0

Chief Visionary Officer Neill Blomkamp had the following to say about Off The Grid:

“With OTG, our ambition is not only to create the Battle Royale 2.0 by adding deep player progression, but to build an evolving world designed to take on a life of its own, changing in unexpected ways each time a player rejoins the game. With an innovative approach to the Battle Royale core session flow and a deep narrative experience, we add purpose to each element of the game, allowing players to revisit the OTG world repeatedly where there is always something new to find and explore, and for us to expand upon.”

Neill Blomkamp

Gunzilla Games has said that more information about Off The Grid will be announced “in the coming months. The game is expected to launch on PS5 in 2023.