Disintegration: Release Date, Trailer, Gameplay, Story, and News

Disintegration is a new sci-fi title from a former Bungie creative director and one of Halo's original creators.

Marcus Lehto, a former creative director at Bungie who worked on Bungie, is leading the development of a new first-person shooter from Private Division and V1 Interactive called Disintegration. And, from what we’ve seen of the game so far, the game’s unique twist on the FPS genre could set it apart from the competition.

The game’s single-player campaign puts you in the role of Romer Shoal, “an expert in piloting a Gravcycle, a hovering quad-engine vehicle originally used for search and rescue missions that has been transformed into an armored chassis bristling with powerful weapons.” Shoal doesn’t just unleash the Gravcycle’s firepower on the battlefield, though. He also commands a unit of soldiers on the ground. The key to victory is to both use the Gravcycle’s weaponry, which makes up the FPS portion of the experience, and strategically move your infantry units around the battlefield.

Disintegration will also feature three different multiplayer modes at launch on a “variety of maps,” although this component has yet to be unveiled. Players can choose from different ground units in multiplayer, “each featuring a unique loadout and role in combat.”

Disintegration is not your standard first-person shooter and it will challenge how you approach the battlespace,” Lehto said in a press release. “You will explore a world forever changed by an ongoing global conflict. The only way to save life as we know it is by making strategic decisions in every firefight, both as an armed Gravcycle pilot and as the commander of your crew.”

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Here’s everything else you know about the game:

Disintegration Trailer

A new gameplay trailer has arrived ahead of the game’s beta period. Check it out:

The first Disintegration gameplay trailer was revealed at Gamescom 2019! Watch the video below:

And here’s the announcement trailer:

Disintegration Beta

The Disintegration closed beta is set to run from Jan. 28-29, with an open beta to follow on Jan. 31-Feb.1.

Disintegration Release Date

Disintegration is expected to be released sometime in 2020. 

Disintegration Story

Here’s the synopsis for this new sci-fi action game:

In Disintegration, players will journey to the near future, when humankind is on the brink of extinction and turns to technology in their hope of survival. Through a process known as Integration, the human brain is removed and surgically encased into a robotic armature. A domineering enemy superpower known as the Rayonne emerges, driven mad by their newfound supremacy, and begin capturing what remains of humanity forcing them into robotic Integration.

“The game takes place in this beautiful world and has a story wrought with hardship and triumph. Both of these aspects could be the focal point of a single game, but V1 takes it one step further,” Kari Toyama, Senior Producer at Private Division, said in a press release. “Not only does Disintegration bring an immersive game world and gripping narrative, the game delivers the ability to sit both within and above combat in a completely different way than anything else out there right now.”

More on Disintegration as we learn it!

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Matthew Byrd is a staff writer for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days trying to pitch deep-dive analytical pieces about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an increasingly perturbed series of editors. You can read more of his work here or find him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014