The game returns to the franchise's trademark of allowing you to build and create custom weapons in an open-world environment, but there's a lot of evident changes.
From the footage shown, the world seems to be much bigger than that of the previous to games and will have no load times when you're exploring. According to the devs, 'everything and anything' can be used as a weapon.
The tone seems much darker than previous games in the series, with the zombie count being ramped up and action being much more violent and threatening. The game will feature driveable cars, which will help you scavenge supplies and explore. They will not make you immune from zombie threat though, as we see one trying to maul the protagonist through his car window as he drives around the open environment.
The game will use Smartglass to provide you with unique ways to deal with threats when getting to your destination, including the ability to call in artillery support to deal with zombie hordes.
The game will be available this year, exclusively on Xbox One. You can see the footage that was on show below.