FPS: First Person Shooter, a four hour documentary that offers a deep dive into the genre, is up for order right now.
No, that’s not a typo, this FPS documentary really is four hours long. That might seem a lot but you only need to open up YouTube and you’ll stumble across six hour videos about why the final episode of Game of Thrones sucked.
Creator Robin Block describes it as “..a love letter to a genre that has defined a generation of gamers.” It’s set to feature interviews with over 40 industry figures, John Romero, American McGee, Warren Spektor and more.
FPS: First Person Shooter will reflecting on both their games and the genre as a whole. It promises a range of “untold stories” so hopefully there’ll be plenty of new revelations about the games. We’ll also be curious to see how many of the featured games are still available. Unreal is one of the titles the documentary takes a look at but Epic delisted it and its follow-ups last year.
The documentary is available on both Blu-Ray and digital, with a variety of special editions. However, it’s a tad pricey. The regular Blu-Ray, though it comes with some cool freebies, is $99. The digital copy is $49.99 which, again, isn’t cheap, but it seems like lot of work has gone into making this. And ordering before August 1st will get your name in the credits.
You can order this FPS documentary here. The digital version arrives August 31st, with the Blu-Ray version shipping at the end of September. The latter does come with a digital entitlement so you won’t be missing out. You can find out more here.