Publisher Toadman Interactive and developer Antimatter Games have released a first-person reveal trailer for I.G.I. Origins. The new trailer was released on the developer’s YouTube channel, showing elements of the game’s world, lighting, and special effects.
IGI Origins is a prequel to 2000’s Project IGI and puts players in the role of Michael King, an ex-SAS soldier, undertaking covert, global missions for MI6 to target an enemy planning a new world war. The developers have also stated that the title is being developed using Unreal Engine 4 and will be a single-player experience. As with Kerbal Space Program 2 Early Access, the developers have carefully considered fan feedback when designing the new entry.
The game’s announcement was accompanied by a brief look at the prototyping phase, and the release date was slated for 2021. In July 2021, game director Rich Barnham said in a video update that development was going exceptionally well; at the same time, the game’s release date was pushed to some point in 2022. However, the publisher and developer have yet to commit to a firm date, as it’s almost the end of the year, and we have no word on when the game will release.
No gameplay was shown for a long time, but that changed in September 2022 when we got our first look at the gameplay trailer, which showed off some of the weapons available at launch. Updates about the game’s development were few and far between after the reveal of the gameplay until recently, when the new teaser trailer was shown.
The footage shown in the new trailer was pre-alpha gameplay, so some frame rate drops are easily noticeable. The teaser shows different day and night cycle times and new areas, such as docks and burning forests. The new footage also shows a lot of combat, in which various weapons are used, from pistols to machine guns and sniper rifles.
IGI Origins will be released on PC via Steam; a release date has yet to be announced.