Funcom announces Mutant Year Zero, a tactical adventure game

If mutants, post-apocalyptic settings, and turn-based combat sound intriguing, then Funcom’s got a pleasant surprise in store for you today with its announcement of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden.

Developed by Sweden’s Bearded Ladies and published by Funcom, Mutant Year Zero is a tactical adventure game in the style of XCOM that takes place in an alternate timeline in which humanity is gone and mutants roam a world in ruins. It is based on the Mutant pen-and-paper RPG that is part of the package that Funcom picked up a little while back and will be available for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 this year.

Before you ask, no, there doesn’t seem to be any indication that this is a multiplayer game, but it does show that Funcom is flexing its publisher muscles in an attempt to diversify as a studio.

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Alberto

Welp Its Different?! If it plays Like Xcom or Wasteland /Classic Fallout tactics..I’m in!

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NeoWolf

I love Xcom games
I love turn Based
I love Post Apocalypse.

Thats three things in the positives.

I hate pre-made characters, the one thing X-com got right was unit customisation it is a MUST for making these games feel your own.

Also doesn’t seem to be any Base Building or development although crafting seems to be in but these things were a huge draw to the X-com style games too so withouth them i’ll be interested to see what they are filling the content holes with.

The final draw of Xcom style games for me was the ability to only progress the main story at your decision. So effectively you could just keep playing the game forever. If this turns out to be linear that will be a passion killer for me too.

So hopeful but reserved for this so far.

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Malcolm Swoboda

So far this looks pretty much like I hoped it’d look.

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Jack Pipsam

Sure, why not ^_^

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The little bots remind me so much of Oblivion.

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Bruno Brito

“Rest Uranus”

I don’t know where i am anymore.

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Denice J. Cook

Wow, it looks really cool!

Funcom has previously said multiple times that MMOs are too expensive and expansive to be profitable enough for them. This is why they put all of theirs on permanent life support, then began offering scaled-down revamps of some of their older titles, which feature lower population caps and private servers available instead.

I don’t think we’re going to see a new full-scale MMORPG out of Funcom for a long time, if ever.

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johnwillo

Not my style, but I hope it does well for FunCom/Bearded Ladies. I was hoping for an MMO, unlikely as that would have been.

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Michael18

Trailer’s surprisingly good.
Now gameplay plz.

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Dug From The Earth

Im both happy and disappointed at this reveal

I love games like x-com, and the mutant universe is cool. At the same time, I was really aching for a new 4 player co-op rpg/shooter since gearbox seems to be taking their sweet time with Borderlands 3