Deck13 went more in depth about the premise and world of The Surge today on the game’s Facebook page.
The Surge is set in a not-too-distant future where only a few companies dominate global markets. CREO Industries is one of these companies, and received a lot of its funding when politicians where forced to dress issues such as climate change and overpopulation. CREO accomplishes this through Project Resolve, which shoots rockets into the atmosphere to release chemicals that will help Earth stabilize and survive.
The game has players control Warren, who jumps at the opportunity to apply for a job at CREO as he has had a rough life. After getting hired by CREO, he goes in for an operation to get an exo-rig drilled into his bones but starts to notice that the machines operating on him aren’t following protocol, resulting in a painful operation. He awakens in a junkyard, as starts to find a way back into the factory, setting off the events of The Surge, as Warren tries to uncover what exactly has happened. You can check out the previous two story trailers for the title here and here.
You can check out some new screenshots from the game’s cinematic below. The Surge will be available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 16.