Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Dino Crisis planner and Dino Crisis 2-3 producer, has confirmed that he’s involved in Exoprimal. The game, which was unveiled during the recent PlayStation State of Play, dashed everyone’s hope of a new Dino Crisis despite having the necessary ingredients: dinosaurs and a crisis. But with Kobayashi’s involvement confirmed, we might see some familiar fun.
What Kobayashi is doing on Exoprimal
Kobayashi didn’t disclose the nature of his role on Exoprimal. He merely tweeted out a list of his projects so we’re not sure what capacity he’s working in. Nevertheless, there’s a small ray of hope that Exoprimal will scratch our Dino Crisis itch until we actually get a new game (never say never).
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For the uninitiated, Exoprimal is a competitive co-op action video game. Its main mode is five-versus-five Dino Survival, in which players (Exofighters) are tasked with eliminating an army of dinosaurs while racing to complete objectives, like cargo deliveries, before rival squads. To ensure each match is different, the objectives will be dynamic. Exoprimal does have a narrative but it’ll be told through the game’s world. An official synopsis reads:
It’s 2040 and the planet is in crisis. Dinosaurs are appearing from thin air and laying waste to cities across the globe. Threatened by history’s deadliest creatures, the world turns to the powerful Aibius Corporation and its revolutionary technology for help. The company’s next-generation AI, Leviathan, can forecast where dinosaur outbreaks will occur and deploy Exofighters to the area. Armed with state-of-the-art mechanized combat armor known as Exosuits, these warriors represent humanity’s last hope.
Exoprimal will release sometime in 2023 for PS4 and PS5 among other platforms.