Hashbane Interactive, a studio based in New Zealand, has announced a semi open-world title called Instinction, and has essentially made its intention to make the game a spiritual successor to the long-dormant Dino Crisis franchise. According to Hashbane Interactive, Instinction will be coming to PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and Xbox One in Q3 2022. Instinction will be a survival horror title where players will have to face off against deadly dinosaurs to survive.
In the press release, Hashbane Interactive wrote:
“We wanted what many gamers wanted, a modern take on an age old cult classic, a dinosaur survival game with modern mechanics and a compelling story, after 20 years waiting we had no choice but to make one ourselves, and it had to be amazing so as to pay homage to the original, with full mod support for the community!”
In Instinction players will be able to play in either first or third person mode, with co-op of up to three other players. According to the brief plot summary, each player is a member of a salvage crew who must venture around different environments, from open grassy plains to the ocean. Instinction will take advantage of available tech with ray tracing effects in place, and support for 8K resolution and 120fps. All settings will be fully customisable allowing players to set the game for their own personal comfort.
What is Dino Crisis?
There has been a lot of talk and requests for Dino Crisis to make a return. The Dino Crisis series was a survival horror series in which players had to survive in different scenarios against dinosaurs and other creatures. The first game was set on an island in the year 2009, the second game dealt with time travel as a whole city was time displaced with a team being sent through a time gate to find survivors. The third game was set in the year 2548 where a colony ship, called Ozymandias, near Jupiter loses contact with Earth. A team is sent to investigate the ship where mutant dinosaurs have escaped.
The franchise is owned and published by Capcom with the first Dino Crisis releasing in 1999 for PS1, Dreamcast, and PC. It also released later on PS2 and Xbox. Dino Crisis 2 followed soon after in the year 2000 for PlayStation, with Dino Crisis 3 rounding off the trilogy of games in 2003. That final title released for exclusively for Xbox after the PS2 version was scrapped. There were also spin-offs including Dino Stalker, which was a light gun game that released in 2002, and Dino Crisis: Dungeon In Chaos, a first person shooter for mobile. Capcom has not confirmed if it is working on a Dino Crisis remake, ala Resident Evil, or if a Dino Crisis 4 is in development.
Source: Press Release