What do you get when you mix Devolver Digital, Croteam and Gamepires? Apparently, the answer to that is a new take on the survival genre with SCUM which takes the popular genre and puts several new twists on it.
Built on Unreal Engine 4, SCUM aims to have deep simulation aspects of survival if folks want alongside an active and strategic gameplay with servers up to 64 people competing on the island that everyone is on for the sakes of television.
Here's a description from the Steam Store page:
The world’s unquenchable need for entertainment has turned towards bloodlust as entertainment behemoth TEC1 is set to premiere season two of its television sensation SCUM. This new season moves the contest from the rugged, enclosed indoor arenas to the lush forests, rolling fields, and rugged terrains of TEC1’’s own private SCUM Island. Both fan favorites and new prisoners will clash in a ruthless war of survival while battling for the support of viewers, producers, and corporate sponsors for fame, gifts, and a chance of life after death.
SCUM aims to evolve the multiplayer open world survival game with unprecedented levels of character customization, control, and progression, where knowledge and skills are the ultimate weapons for long-term survival. Combining the methodical planning and management of hardcore survival with optional PvP ‘network events’ available to everyone at anytime, SCUM strikes a unique balance between complex simulation and intense action in the next generation of survival game.