Generation Zero screenshot of dog-like robots

Up until recently every post-apocalyptic game was littered with zombies and mutants, though these days it seems that the game developer's ire is turning towards sentient machines. In Generation Zero's case, the killer machines in question will be invading the serene countryside of 1980's Sweden, thus leaving it up to you and your friends to politely escort them out.

Since trying to take down fully armed combat robots is not exactly an easy task, in Generation Zero you will have to utilize a variety of guerrilla tactics in order to succeed. In other words, you'll have to place numerous traps, bait enemies into ambushes, cripple the most threatening ones from a distance, and if all else fails, gun them down with a combination of unique skills and weapons. Make it out alive and you'll be able to scavenge weapons and armor from your robotic foes, thus further enabling you to cause delicious, delicious chaos.

Perhaps most interestingly of all, Avalanche is boasting that Generation Zero will have a persistently simulated world, meaning that enemies will roam the countryside with both intent and purpose. Also, if you manage to destroy a part of a specific enemy (be that armor, weapons or sensory equipment), that damage will remain permanently. In many ways this reminds me of Shadow of War's Nemesis system, just with less Orcs and more red-eyed robots, but either way it's quite an interesting idea and one that I'm definitely behind!

How exactly all of that will work in action, however, I'm afraid we'll have to wait until 2019 to find out. As far as platforms are concerned, Generation Zero will be coming for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. 

With all of that said, I'll leave you with the rencelty posted announcement trailer. There is very little gameplay on display, but it should still give you a good idea of what sort of tone and atmosphere Generation Zero is gunning for. Enjoy!