It's Christmas in July for gamers, as the video game industry holds the annual announced the title at its E3 press conference on Tuesday, listing its upcoming games slate along with several others still in development. While most of these are sequels or adaptation of upcoming Hollywood movie productions, Singularity is novel and described as "a first person action game, based on an all-new wholly owned intellectual property." It's being developed by the Philadelphia Experiment that's long been a font of sci-fi storytelling. The narration as well as the presence of a faded hammer and sickle symbol in one scene, meanwhile, suggests that the game is set in Russia and/or perhaps the former Soviet Union.
This one minute teaser for the game follows.
"It was hard to gather many concrete details from the trailer but we did see a lot of explosions, crackling electricity and rippling distortions," notes a report about the title from IGN. "Here's hoping players have some sort of time-displacing gun that can teleport them or their enemies between time periods. Perhaps you also need to shift time periods to solve puzzles. It's definitely an intriguing glimpse at this new first-person game."
Singularity, which is still a working title, is currently slated for development on PS3, XBox 360, and PC platforms, though there may certainly be changes as the release date approaches. This hasn't been announced by Activision yet, but there's no doubt that the company will continue to keep the buzz going with more tidbits and images from the new game.