Those who are still holding out hope for a sequel to Terminator Genisys are in some luck as a mobile game sequel has just been announced. Despite its decided reputation as one of the most critically dismissed entries in the larger science-fiction franchise - a classification made even more peculiar by its simultaneous standing as the second highest grossing entry in the series after earning $440 million in ticket sales at the box office - Genisys squashed any immediate hopes of a true return to the early days of the James Cameron created property. With plans for an immediate theatrical sequel scrapped and Game of Thrones actor Emilia Clarke leaving the role of Sarah Connor behind her, the future of The Terminator is in a state of indeterminacy.
Nevertheless, Terminator Genisys producer David Ellison has hinted at an announcement coming sometime in 2017, leaving many moviegoers and fans wondering if there will be a shift in the direction of the long-running series in the near future. With some predicting another sequel, remake, or possible reboot of the entire franchise, the latest word has a Genisys tie-in mobile game developed by Plarium available now for iOS and Android users.
In the footage featured above, smartphone gamers can get their first look at the brand new clan-based massively multiplayer online strategy game that pits viewers in a world that directly follows the events of the last franchise film in the form of Terminator Genisys: Future War. Tasked with taking control of combatants on either side of the iconic man versus machine future war, players will likely want to get in on the depicted action immediately.
Be sure to check out the official plot synopsis for the new game as follows:
"The remnants of the Resistance are locked in a civil war over the few resources and weapons remaining. Players start the game on a war-torn battlefield littered with Resistance holdouts and hostile Skynet facilities, just as the machines arise once again to ignite a new chapter in the Future War. In a first for any Terminator game, players will have the option to be a Resistance or Skynet Commander as they battle rival player alliances for territory, dominance, and survival."
Longtime fans of the surrounding franchise will likely jump at the opportunity to take on the role of either a Resistance leader or Skynet Commander, and as such Terminator Genisys: Future War is sure to be met with plenty of eager MMO players. Only time will tell whether or not the title will be a hit among movie fans and mobile gaming aficionados alike, so here's to hoping for the best in the mean time.
Terminator Genisys: Future War is available to purchase on the iOS and Android stores.