Argentinian indie game developer OPQAM has announced plans to bring Project Root — a free-roaming, overhead shooter inspired by arcade classics — to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
In the game, players will step into the shoes of Lance Rockport, a rebel pilot who takes up arms against the malevolent Prometheus Corporation. Project Root‘s action is spread across eight distinct levels, with budding pilots having the opportunity to upgrade their craft as they progress.
“As our first video game title, we wanted to bring back some of that classic arcade action to new gamers,” said Pablo Testa, Technical Director at OPQAM. “Project Root delivers fast, arcade shooting action in an open-world environment and we think it will have great appeal to players who love these classic ‘shmups’ type games.”
From the footage above, Project Root bears semblance to G-Police, a shooter that debuted on PSOne and PC back in 1997 that had players manoeuvre a police helicopter as they shot their way through a campaign. Circling back to OPQAM’s shooter, though, and it’s understood that those who are looking to play the game ahead of time via Steam.
Project Root will be available during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event, which is due to take place in Las Vegas over the weekend. The free-roaming shooter will then make its debut on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PlayStation Vita in the early stages of 2015.