LucasArts is set to propel console owners into a future where America has split into two opposing factions when it releases Fracture, a new third-person shooter which is set to hit shops next month.
The game, available from October for Xbox 360 and PS 3, boasts an all-new story based around soldier Jet Brody and is set against a backdrop of worldwide ecological and seismological chaos in the mid-2100s when the United States has literally been split in two.
The East, now known as the Atlantic Alliance, symbolic of their union with Europe, puts its faith in surviving this new world in cybernetics, an established yet evolving technology now more than 150 years old. On the other side of the flooded continent, the Western states, now called the Republic of Pacifica and having allied with Asia, resort to solving their problems at the genetic level, effectively restructuring the DNA of its inhabitants – a method the Atlantic Alliance finds morally reprehensible.
By 2161, it only takes a hint of unauthorized military preparation in Pacifica for the newly restored president to order a strike in the heart of Pacifican territory – an outpost in the now dry San Francisco Bay. This strike leads to the unthinkable: an epic conflict with global implications fought on U.S. soil.
Developers are promising “groundbreaking” terrain deformation which will allow players to reshape the battlefield on the fly with futuristic weaponry of the year 2161, allowing for unprecedented power, freedom and control.