IGN was lucky enough to publish an exclusive hands-on preview of the newly announced video game Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier, which takes place between the events of 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and this year’s War for the Planet of the Apes.
Andy Serkis’ motion capture company The Imaginarium, which worked on all three of the Apes reboot films, will develop and publish Last Frontier, with Serkis himself producing. This will be the first game they’ve developed themselves, although they worked in small capacities on huge titles such as Battlefield 1, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, and Star Citizen. They also helped to create the VFX in films such as Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, and Serkis’ upcoming Jungle Book.
Instead of having direct control over the actions and movements of the characters, the player will instead be in control of the choices and reactions that the characters make within the game, making it more akin to an interactive film. The entire game will also run for a around 2 to 3 hours, in a clear effort to again make it seem closer to the experience of a film rather than a game.
So while it’s certainly not a traditional video game by any means, it still looks like Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier will be something truly unique when it launches on PC and consoles this fall.