If you look at the first video, you might feel like you’re watching one of the first two Grand Theft Auto Games in action.
Fallen Tree Games is developing this „modern take on classic sandbox action.” You might not be familiar with the name, but its two founders have previously worked on 007: Reloaded, Blacken (PS2/X FPS), Crysis, and TimeSplitters.
„Welcome to Redrock County, a sleepy American town with a booming criminal underbelly. You take the role of Will Riley. No angel for sure – but not a killer. Yet the cold-blooded murder of your dad is the crime they locked you up for. Fuelled by grief and a burning desire for vengeance, you’ll bust out of jail intent on finding the real culprit. Once outside, you’ll need to blend with the townsfolk to avoid recapture. Establish contact with the criminal underworld and stay one step ahead of the police dragnet. Set in the deep south of the 1980s, American Fugitive is a love-letter to the classic movies and games of old. It’s a race against time, and JUSTICE AIN’T ALWAYS LEGAL,” the game’s Steam page says.
A top-down view, an open world, and a lot of criminal activities from theft to looting stores – all of this put into an environment from the 1980s. While the story feels average at best, American Fugitive, which will be published by Curve Digital, does feel like it’s an early Grand Theft Auto game in a modern coat of paint, but with slightly more of an emphasis on driving.
American Fugitive will launch later this year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.