Open-World Terminator Survival Game In Development at Nacon

Nacon has announced that it is developing a survival game set in the post-apocalyptic world of The Terminator.

Announced as part of the Nacon Connect 2022 showcase, the as-yet-untitled Terminator survival game was revealed to be in the works at Nacon Studio Milan. It takes place in an open world, and is set between the events of Judgment Day (the Skynet nuclear strike that causes the apocalypse) and the formation of John Connor’s resistance.

The game will feature an original story that draws upon the events portrayed in the movies. No gameplay has yet to be revealed, but we’ve seen a cinematic trailer shows off a T-800 hunting someone in a warehouse-like environment. It’s not much, but the drumming of the original theme tune can be heard in the background, so there’s that at least.

The Terminator series doesn’t have the best history when it comes to video games (or, arguably, movies post 1991). I remember being burned by the dreadful Terminator 3: War of the Machines back in 2003, and our Terminator: Resistance review from 2019 suggests things haven’t improved over the years.

Hopefully Nacon Studio Milan’s survival take on James Cameron’s enduring apocalypse will be a bit of a turning point for the series’ video game ventures.

Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Features Editor.

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