The District 9 director is making a "next-generation battle royale."
Off the Grid trailer still

Neill Blomkamp, the director of such films as District 9, Elysium, and Chappie is working on creating a new video game. Blomkamp, with the aid of development studio Gunzilla Games, is making Off the Grid. It's being billed as a "next-generation battle royale with strong focus on narrative progression." This game looks to be coming only to Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC.

Blomkamp's role is that of "chief visionary officer" for this project. He's working with co-writer Richard K. Morgan who previously worked on Crysis. Gunzilla's chief technology officer is Timur Davidenko, one of the lead developers of CryEngine. Gunzilla also employs art director Jussi Keteli, who has previously worked on Gears of War, Star Citizen, and Hunt: Showdown.

The game already has some pretty big ideas to match its pretty big names. Off the Grid will put 150 players in a battle on one map, where they will need to fight each other and apparently non-player foes. See, you won't just be focused on killing other players. You'll also be engaging with PvE story missions in a map that supposedly changes in real-time as certain events occur.

Players have the freedom to control how the hard-boiled story unfolds, with each decision made directly impacting everyone’s gameplay.

"With OTG, our ambition is not only to create the Battle Royale 2.0 by adding deep player progression, but to build an evolving world designed to take on a life of its own, changing in unexpected ways each time a player rejoins the game. With an innovative approach to the Battle Royale core session flow and a deep narrative experience, we add purpose to each element of the game, allowing players to revisit the OTG world repeatedly where there is always something new to find and explore, and for us to expand upon."
Today's reveal of Off the Grid seemed interesting but gave us very little to go on right now. It does feature a heavily augmented human with a cool blade arm. Maybe it's just because I've been playing a lot of Deus Ex lately, but that whole idea seems pretty cool. Hopefully we'll start to see more about this one soon.