Asylum Entertainment has a new open-world MMO in the works called Identity. The game features a rural setting where players will be able to take on the kind of roles they want in a realistic and modern setting that isn’t dictated by the standard rules and regulations featured in most MMOs.
A near three minute gameplay video was recently published that gives you a look at some of the interesting, mundane, action-packed, and scenic opportunities that will be afforded to you in the upcoming open-world title.
You can check out the gameplay video below, courtesy of Play4Games.
The video follows a County Sheriff who drives up to a farm after witnessing some blue smoke. We briefly see the Sheriff check the computer before exploring the property.
Meanwhile we have a scripted scenario involving a chemist inside of a trailer who has to fix a “bloody leak”. We get a look at a context sensitive menu where you can interact with the drum, with the options showcasing some of the things you can do, such as reduce the pressure, reduce the temperature or seal the leak.
The game seems to be very ambitious, but I have a hard time believing that it won’t launch janky and kind of glitchy.
The somewhat scripted structure of the video showcasing the cop killing and arresting the meth guys is more of a demo-style presentation of the gameplay than how a scenario like that would play out with real players. Especially if GTA V, Second Life and VR Chat are anything to by.
On the upside, we see that you can engage in city life, you can be a prisoner, or you can just hunt out in the wilderness and stay out of the busy, dangerous cycles of digital life in the metropolitan areas.
In a video by BigfryTV we get to see some of the Sims-style housing and furnishing, as well as decorated your own personal abode.
I’m definitely still on the fence about this game despite how interesting it could be. A lot of it will depend on how the network infrastructure is setup and what the controls are like. Also it seems as if there’s no real release in sight right now but after three years of development maybe the Early Access may be coming up soon. I guess we’ll have to stay tuned to find out.