Focus Home Interactive has announced that The Surge 2 is in development, as they have renewed their partnership with Deck13, who will be developing the title. It will release on “PC and consoles” sometime in 2019.
Here’s the full announcement:
The Surge 2 keeps what fans and critics loved about the original – hardcore combat utilizing a unique, dynamic limb targeting system and deep character progression – while also expanding greatly upon the formula. The Surge 2 takes place in a brand new environment: a sprawling, devastated city with larger and more ambitious level design, made possible by Deck13’s upgraded and improved engine. Combat is more brutal and tactical than ever, with even more options thanks to an expanded limb targeting system. In addition, more abilities, weapons, implants, and drones give players a vast arsenal to build their character with, in their fight against the array of diverse new enemies and bosses.
Despite some issues, I really enjoyed the first game, as did many others. If Deck13 can address the complaints that myself and others had, while keeping and improving the combat that made The Surge unique, they might have something incredible on their hands. We’ll be learning more soon, as Focus Home confirmed they’ll be talking about The Surge 2 at the Le What’s Next De Focus event from February 7th – 8th.