While most games of this genre start shortly after whatever event triggered the undeat outburst, Human Element is set 35 years after the zombie apocalypse. You are – of course – a survivor, in an open-world sandbox version of this dystopian future, and the threat doesn’t come so much from the zombies as from your fellow humans.
Combining resource management with action and strategy, you’re invited to choose a role – a protector? a scavenger? a threat? – and play out your new life.
Human Element is being developed using the CryEngine, so you know it’ll look amazing, and even though it’s an online only experience, it’ll make use of both streaming and segmented worlds, hoping to provide high visual fidelity in the MMO space.
Human Element is actually the second Western-developed game that Nexon has picked up recently: The publisher is also handling Extraction from Splash Damage, described as a spiritual successor to Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory.