We have had our eye on Jörg Tittel’s enigmatic recreation The Final Employee for some time now. We talked to the director earlier this yr and mentioned the themes and concepts behind the undertaking, however a minute-long introduction trailer is all we have seen of the sport itself, and it is extra a tone-tease than a typical recreation trailer.
Now, although, with the sport that includes on the 78th Venice Movie Pageant, Tittel is lifting the lid just a little with some extra particulars. Described as a first-person “work sim, stealth technique and immersive narrative journey”, the developer has now launched the spectacular voice forged that’ll be bringing his characters to life.
As seen within the video above, Icelandic-American actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (lately seen in such movies as Improbable Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and alongside ‘The Stathe’ in The Meg) will likely be portraying Kurt, the eponymous final employee. Hoverbird, a “mysterious activist” is being performed by Clare-Hope Ashitey (Youngsters of Males and Physician Who), and David Hewlett (Stargate: Atlantis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is taking part in an “eccentric CEO”.
Nevertheless, maybe most excitingly of all, the fabulous Jason Isaacs is taking part in Skew, a “jail-broken co-bot” and buddy of Kurt. The veteran actor — and totally good bloke by all accounts — might be greatest referred to as portraying Lucius Malfoy within the Harry Potter movies, though you’ve got probably seen him in… oh, just about all the things. Isaacs is a much-loved and much-in-demand actor and any movie fan value their salt will likely be excited to see him concerned with The Final Employee.
Here is just a little snippet from the actor, through the official press launch:
“The Final Employee felt completely in contrast to each recreation I’ve performed or been part of. The characters had been human and sophisticated and humorous, the story was poignant and private and, sure, the game-playing was addictive and enjoyable. All spherical it felt recent, inventive and authentic. When was the final time you had a helper bot from Liverpool?! The creator, Jörg, is a risk-taking nerd of the very best order. Roll on The Final Employee 2… if that’s not a contradiction!”
As for the sport itself, the brand new video mentions the recording of 200 pages of dialogue and ongoing work on a undertaking that feels formidable however about which we nonetheless know little or no. It is scheduled for a 2022 launch on a number of platforms, so we’re positive we’ll be discovering out extra particulars quickly. Here is a couple of tidbits from the brand new PR blurb:
The Final Employee is a story journey centred round our wrestle in an more and more automated and dehumanizing world. Set in a lonely, oppressive however unusually stunning surroundings, The Final Employee is a novel mix of first-person narrative, work simulation and stealth technique recreation play. Combining a home made artwork fashion with uniquely immersive gameplay mechanics in an epic setting, the sport delivers an emotional, thought scary and comedic story with wealthy characters carried out by an all-star forged.
If you wish to discover out extra, try our interview with Tittel from earlier within the yr, and reacquaint your self with the preliminary teaser trailer beneath.
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