Announced back in August, Hood: Outlaws & Legends was revealed in the State of Play stream. The game will be coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2021 and ahead of The Game Awards, where new details on the game will be released, we have four trailers giving us some background on the four characters you can play in the game.
Following the legend of Robin Hood, you will create your own character and assemble a team of outlaws to steal from the oppressive State. You aren’t alone, however, with this PvPvE game pitting two teams of four Outlaws against each other in an attempt to pull of a heist in a world filled with enemy AI guards.
The official description reads:
Faced with a merciless, unchecked state, rebels and rogues from every corner battle to claim their place among legends. To win influence with an oppressed people, rival gangs now compete in daring heists to hit the wealthy where it hurts. Folk hero or gold-hungry outlaw, only the best will escape with hard-earned riches. Gather your team of outlaws and attempt to steal treasure from an oppressive government in a dark and violent, medieval world. Two teams of players compete to execute the perfect heist, in environments patrolled by deadly AI guards. Utilise the unique skills and mystical abilities of each character, moving in stealth to steal treasures unseen or dominating through loud and brutal combat.
Announced in the State of Play stream and featured on the PS Blog, they’re naturally going to praise the advantages of the next-gen hardware. The game will make use of the DualSense controllers improve haptic feedback, and given the setting, plenty of emphasis will be put on how drawing back on a bow and arrow will feel compared to a DualShock 4. However, they also say, “we’ll have more details to share later on how the game will be optimised for each platform,” and that will include plenty of optimisations for Xbox Series X.