Alex Murphy’s tale of self rediscovery following his transformation into a law enforcement machine was easily one of sci-fi/action’s high points in the 80s. The Paul Verhoeven directed film brought a multilayered and socially aware piece of cinema that rose above the run-of-the-mill formula of the era’s flicks. Now, Robocop: Rogue City is set to continue Alex Murphy’s story and further explores the world of OCP and the criminals and corruption of Detroit.
So far the synopsis for RoboCop Rogue City, states that you will play through the events of the first three films. While that is the vague description that has been provided, another source has stated that the game will continue directly following the events of the first film.
The early and somewhat vague RoboCop: Rogue City synopsis goes like this:
Become the iconic part man, part machine, all cop hero as you attempt to bring justice to the dangerous, crime-ridden streets of Old Detroit. Armed with your trusty Auto-9, factory-built strength, years of experience on the force and a variety of tools at your disposal, you will fight forces seeking to destroy the city you call home in an all new first-person, explosive hunt for the truth. You have the power to decide how to fulfil prime directives in your own way, but as the story unfolds proceed with caution because corruption and greed know no limits.
If you recall, the third RoboCop film wasn’t the best. In fact it was nearly unwatchable. Outside of the fact that he gains a jet pack, near the finale, not much of that film was any good.
RoboCop: Rogue City is being developed by the same folks that worked on Terminator: Resistance. Unfortunately, that game didn’t do well at all – neither critically or with its general audience. It was a straight linear FPS that didn’t really take any chances. The one thing that it did do nicely was that it managed to further explore Terminator’s narrative post Judgement Day in an interesting way.
We are cautiously optimistic on this one. It would be great to have a well-executed RoboCop game. We are hoping that Teyon Games really goes for it and gives gamers the RoboCop experience that fans deserve.
RoboCop: Rogue City is set for a 2023 release date. We are hoping to see some actual gameplay over the year of 2022.