Despite what some idiots claim battle royale gold rush was back in 2019, there are still many BR projects making their way into the congested area. This year we’ve seen hella: Bladepoints make a big splash (and Vampire: Masquerade—Bloodhunt make a small wave), and of course squid game Not only was it great but also set a record viewership for Netflix. People still can’t get enough of Battle Royale, and that’s probably not going to change.
There’s a bridge between videogames and TV shows, and that’s interactive video, as we saw with 2018 bandsnatch. Now Battle Royale is attacking that place as well. next battle royale is called bloodsore, and it’s a live-action “interactive battle royale movie” launching on Steam in November. In Bloodshot you see people trying to kill each other and choosing who to kill.
“Bloodshore is an interactive action movie about a televised battle royal between high-profile streamers, entertainers and Death Row prisoners,” reads the game’s page. on steam. “You control the fate of Nick, a rookie actor, who fights for a life-changing cash prize. Not everything is the same in this latest season of Kill/Stream, the hottest reality TV show on the planet. What Can Nick uncover the truth about Bloodshore Island before his time runs out?”
As you can see from the trailer, we’re not really dealing with the level of production values of a Squid game (and the rewards aren’t nearly that big). It also doesn’t look like it’s putting any kind of new spin on battle royale: contestants jump out of a plane, land on an island, grab some guns, and start killing each other and playing a crazy game. Win $100 million as a show host. tells of carnage.
As entertaining as it all looks, it’ll probably be at least as entertaining (though it’s from the makers of the FMV game) the complex, which we didn’t love, so maybe not). The only decision shown on screen in the trailer is who lives and who dies, but hopefully there will be more interesting ones along the way: The press release states that “relationships are tracked and can affect storytelling.” And for a 60- to 90-minute film, there’s a total of eight hours of footage, which means there’s a lot of branching story that you can see.
Bloodshot launches on Steam on November 3.