We now have had our eye on Jörg Tittel’s enigmatic sport The Ultimate Employee for some time now. We talked to the director previous this yr and mentioned the subjects and concepts in the back of the undertaking, however a minute-long advent trailer is all we now have noticed of the sport itself, and it is extra a tone-tease than a normal sport trailer.
Now, even though, with the sport that includes on the 78th Venice Movie Pageant, Tittel is lifting the lid slightly with some extra main points. Described as a first-person “paintings sim, stealth technique and immersive narrative journey”, the developer has now offered the spectacular voice forged that’ll be bringing his characters to existence.
As noticed within the video above, Icelandic-American actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (just lately noticed in such movies as Incredible Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and along ‘The Stathe’ in The Meg) will likely be portraying Kurt, the eponymous closing employee. Hoverbird, a “mysterious activist” is being performed by means of Clare-Hope Ashitey (Youngsters of Males and Physician Who), and David Hewlett (Stargate: Atlantis, Upward push of the Planet of the Apes) is gambling an “eccentric CEO”.
Then again, possibly maximum excitingly of all, the fabulous Jason Isaacs is gambling Skew, a “jail-broken co-bot” and good friend of Kurt. The veteran actor — and punctiliously great bloke by means of all accounts — is almost definitely highest referred to as portraying Lucius Malfoy within the Harry Potter movies, even if you’ve got most likely noticed him in… oh, just about the entirety. Isaacs is a much-loved and much-in-demand actor and any movie fan price their salt will likely be excited to peer him concerned with The Ultimate Employee.
Here is a little snippet from the actor, by way of the reliable press unlock:
“The Ultimate Employee felt completely not like each sport I’ve performed or been part of. The characters have been human and sophisticated and humorous, the tale was once poignant and private and, sure, the game-playing was once addictive and a laugh. All spherical it felt contemporary, ingenious and authentic. When was once the closing time you had a helper bot from Liverpool?! The writer, Jörg, is a risk-taking nerd of the perfect order. Roll on The Ultimate Employee 2… if that’s no longer a contradiction!”
As for the sport itself, the brand new video mentions the recording of 200 pages of discussion and ongoing paintings on a undertaking that feels bold however about which we nonetheless know little or no. It is scheduled for a 2022 unlock on a couple of platforms, so we are positive we’re going to be learning extra main points quickly. Here is a couple of tidbits from the brand new PR blurb:
The Ultimate Employee is a story journey centred round our combat in an more and more automatic and dehumanizing global. Set in a lonely, oppressive however surprisingly stunning surroundings, The Ultimate Employee is a singular mix of first-person narrative, paintings simulation and stealth technique sport play. Combining a handmade artwork taste with uniquely immersive gameplay mechanics in an epic atmosphere, the sport delivers an emotional, concept frightening and comedic tale with wealthy characters carried out by means of an all-star forged.
If you wish to in finding out extra, take a look at our interview with Tittel from previous within the yr, and reacquaint your self with the preliminary teaser trailer under.
Be happy to mention hi to Jason Isaacs within the feedback under.