Fair Games Studio’s Protocol reminds me a lot of a new generation take on Interplay’s classic Cyberia. The futuristic game sees players as part of a protocol to interact and establish first contact with an alien life form. You’ll have to follow a strict set of rules in order to maintain protocol, reach the downed alien craft, and complete the designated operation.
Protocol is being billed as a first-person action-adventure game. The brief teaser trailers that were released for the project center around picking up objects, flipping switches, accessing corridors and exploring a futuristic complex located in the frigid cold of the Arctic circle.
The hook for the game is that it’s a standard PC title but with the added support of VR. I doubt the addition of VR will be a big selling point for most gamers, but it’s there if you care.
The plot-driven sci-fi title sees you moving through the complex, solving puzzles and interacting with the environment in order to overcome various challenges. You can see what the gameplay is like with the trailer below.
It’s really hard to tell what the extent of the gameplay will be like or how long it will be, but it reminds me of those older sci-fi titles that used to be available on PC back in the 1990s and early 2000s, like Fade To Black, BioForge and Burn Cycle.
The team recently showcased a new screenshot of the inside of a facility in a community post, letting fans know that it wasn’t a shot from Star Wars. Then again, based on the user feedback on The Last Jedi I would say that it’s a good that that it doesn’t have anything to do with Star Wars.
I have no idea if Protocol will be anything more than what it appears like in the teaser trailers, but we will find out once the game launches next month on February 21st. For further information or to keep track of the game’s development leading up to its release, you can visit the official Protocol website or the Steam store page.