Been watching the updates about this game for awhile. It seems ambitious, but i'm going to take a peak on the 29th and see. One of the cool new things they're trying this game is a 3rd person view that takes away the advantage you get by seeing around corners.
SCUM - is it just another Battle Royal game?
Short answer - no.
Long answer - SCUM is much more than that. It takes the best features from various survival games and combines them into a huge, “do as you wish” sandbox game. It will be among the first games to provide you with a choice between hardcore survival and action filled events.
One day you might feel like only wandering around the map, scavenging, improving your character and casually meeting other players (similar to DayZ). But the choice of spicing things up will always be there, with constant events organized across the map. Players can check the upcoming events, such as CTF-s, DM-s, TDM-s and sign up for a spot. These events will provide players with high risk, high reward situations. Once the event starts on a predetermined location, you will get to pick event-based weapons and then do your best to survive, kill other players and capture objectives - resulting in getting more fame from millions of viewers closely following your every action.
Being the most famous player on the server will grant you different rewards, but will also place a bounty on your head as other, unknown players, might decide to track you down and kill you to earn the fame points themselves.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg of features coming at day 1. To see other features and systems we plan to implement, it would be best to check out our Youtube channel.