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Possession was a planned video game for the seventh generation video game consoles. In the game the player plays as a man turned into an intelligent zombie via exposure to experimental chemicals from a laboratory into which he had broken. Retaining his intelligence, he sets out on a mission to destroy the Prometheus Corporation which made the chemicals. To do this, he must first amass a vast number of zombie warriors to take control of the futuristic Restoration City, headquarters of the shadowy Prometheus Corporation. The game is primarily a real-time strategy title, wherein the player commands their zombie army directly and makes tactical use of special unit types to achieve objectives. There will also be online play where one player sends in waves of zombies into the city, while several other players have to fight them off.
Development[edit | edit source]
While not officially cancelled, the game has received no updates for 5 years. In response to several questions about Possession, Blitz/Volatile has sent out the same message to any person who requested the status of the game.
"Hi there, Thanks for your interest in Possession. Unfortunately we still haven't managed to secure a publisher to take on the project. We haven't given up on Possession completely, we want to see it made as much as you do. We are pursuing other games at the moment though. Best regards, PR Dept, Volatile Games"
The nature of the email and its content, especially the "pursuing other games" comment seem to suggest that the game will not be completed. It is still noted though that no publisher yet is found and that they didn't give up Possession completely indicating that the game is not yet cancelled and it has a chance that once a publisher takes the project, the game would be continued to be completed.
Still, it was noted that they currently hold up development on the game for a new major title. It is possible that development would continue once the new title is released.
The website: www.youhavebeenpossessed.com that used to be the games homepage has now been taken over by a completely different organization.
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