We're not sure if the lava is real or an insanity effect.
The story will jump between different time periods, revealing more information on the modern campaign.
Precursor Games is a small studio, but still plans on making the game AAA.
The CryENGINE allows the developer to do more with less, according to Dyack.
The era we were shown was the 1600s.
There will be several hundred different insanity effects--but there may not be an actual meter.
The 1600s era involves Erzebet Bathory, who inspired many of the modern Vampire mythos.
Real historical figures are interweaved with the narrative to ground it in (magical) reality.
Bathory bathed in the blood of her victims to gain eternal youth--we don't think it worked.
...and she's super, super evil.