One of our favorite things is when a brand new IP pops up with an unexpected message. That’s exactly how this new game, now known simply as Project Magnum, was announced. Without warning, this new trailer introduced us to the basics of this upcoming title from Korean developer NAT Games, which has been around since 2013. However, here it is. its first high-budget console offering. Based on this short trailer, a lot of expectations have been set for the game that doesn’t even have an official title yet.
Despite the quick intro, there’s a lot we could have summed it up with Project Magnum. There are still a lot of mysteries and many other things that are probably still undecided for a game that is perhaps still in its early stages of development, but there are enough clues to at least make educated guesses about it. What will this exciting new game be. If that short trailer caught your attention, here’s everything we know – and some speculate – about Magnum Project.
It probably won’t come as a surprise, but Project Magnum, which doesn’t even have an official title, is not given a release date. We don’t even expect to hear about a possible release window for a while, possibly not until next year. However, based on its look and feel, we could see it launch in early 2023 or probably by the end of 2022, but not earlier.
The trailer itself was posted on the official PlayStation YouTube channel, and the footage shown is labeled as running on PS5, so from that we can easily tell the game is coming at least. with that background. Digging a bit deeper, however, we also find the official description stating that the game is a “PC/console based game”, as well as the full title of the trailer listing the PS4 as well as the PS5. So, overall, that makes this title a PS4, PS5- and PC exclusive. Whether it will be a permanent exclusive or will eventually come to other platforms, such as Xbox, remains to be seen.
The trailer we have Project Magnum It’s almost entirely game-like or meant to be, with a few cutscenes sprinkled here or there. There is no voiceover, text or anything to really understand the story that will unfold in this game. However, paying close attention will give us some hints about the world in which we will live.
First, we know that this world will feature a mix of guns, monsters, and some possible otherworldly invasion threat. The giant sphere in the sky seemed to play an important role in that. The environment is lush and wild, but there are also scenes of modern civilizations being destroyed, leading us to believe this will take place on an Earth-like planet but not Earth itself.
Enemies run in gamut from robotic enemies reminiscent of the Sentinel from the Matrix movies, giant armed tank-style robots, plus humanoid enemies. Technology seems to be at the heart of this game, with humans and unidentified enemies both getting enhanced enhancements, such as the well-rendered grappling gear. As for who we’ll be playing, why exactly are we fighting these sci-fi creatures, where they’re coming from, and why it’s all still hidden. We hope a future story trailer will provide more context for the great action to be shown.
Speaking of action, that’s what we got the most out of this reveal. For starters, the description helps put the entire trailer into context:
“Project Magnum presents beautiful visuals and engaging and unique characters based on a sci-fi style versus worldview of the environment. It also offers exciting battles using different skills, actions and guns, as well as the fun of high-quality PvE shooting battles aimed at giant bosses. “
From that, plus the footage, we can get a rough idea of what Project Magnum will. Many people have compared it to things like Fate 2 and other loot shooters, but the loot aspect has yet to be shown or talked about. On the other hand, we agree with the comparisons it looks like it will have large areas, or maybe a huge open world where you can face flexible giant battles with his teammates. There also seems to be a variety of armor with some striking designs, again hinting at a possible loot system but not confirming it.
As for how exactly you’ll be fighting cyborgs, aliens, or some sort of hybrid enemy, we know that guns will be the main focus. From a third-person perspective, we saw machine guns, pistols, rifles and even rocket launcher type weapons on display. Melee also seems to be an option, with one character pulling out a large hammer while charging into a group of enemies armed with metal shields.
The skills in question could refer to technology we’ve shown in various forms, but it could also be an entirely new system that hasn’t been revealed yet. However, the grappling hook is one of the trailer’s most showcased tools, allowing for quick movement and use in combat.
While there’s no technical confirmation, all indications are that the game has at least some co-op capabilities. The trailer shows multiple instances of groups of human characters working together, battling enemies, and traveling through environments. While it’s possible these are just AI companions, the way they move and the gameplay style Project Magnum seems to aim to show that a strong multiplayer aspect will be included.
It’s interesting to wonder how it would work. If Project Magnum as many believe, taking cues from Fate 2, then it will also be a semi-MMO style game where other players will automatically live in your world? Or will it be more self-contained, with you needing to actively team up with your friends or open your game with other players? The wording in the trailer’s description also specifically refers to player versus environment twice, but never PvP. That may not ultimately be what the game covers, making it more comparable to a game like Outriders.
No word on any DLC plans for Project Magnum, will definitely put the cart before the horse. However, if this is a shooter style game and is following more in Fate 2shoes s more Outrider’s, then we can expect the expansion of some sort to keep people engaged with the loot for the long term. That’s purely speculative, though, so we’ll be watching how this game unfolds as we see more of it.
We don’t even know what the game is called yet, so pre-orders are definitely a long way off. We don’t think they’ll have any movement on this until a release date is given, again we don’t expect around next year at the earliest. Stay tuned here to see when this drops and we’ll run through where you can pre-order Project Magnum and detail any and all of the different versions there.