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Check Out The Sinking City’s Detailed Investigative Gameplay in New Trailer

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Frogwares has published a new trailer for its upcoming Lovecraftian game The Sinking City.

The new trailer shows off the game’s detailed investigative gameplay, demonstrating how players will solve crimes and uncover mysteries.

The trailer reveals that the developer aims to “put the detective experience first,” omitting any form of hand-holding to the player. The game will never tell the player how to approach or advance a quest, including which locations and suspects to follow.

Players are also able to use the police records to solve cases, including a newspaper archive. Evidence is pieced together in the player’s “mind palace”—a gameplay feature borrowed from Frogwares’s Sherlock Holmes games. However, unlike the Sherlock Holmes titles, The Sinking City does not feature a right or wrong answer, so players may potentially blame the wrong suspect.

The Sinking City was originally scheduled to release on March 21, 2019. However, a recent rumour indicates that the game’s release date has been pushed back until at least May. The omission of a release date from the gameplay trailer supports this delay, but the developer is yet to comment.

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Rhain discovered a long time ago that mixing one of his passions (video games) with the other (writing) might be a good idea, and now he’s been stuck in the industry for over six years with no means of escaping. His favourite games are those with deep and captivating narratives: while it would take far too long to list them all, some include L.A. Noire, Red Dead Redemption (and its sequel), Wolfenstein: The New Order, The Last of Us, and the Uncharted series.

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Bohemia Interactive Says ARMA 3 ‘Contact’ is an Idea It Has “Wanted to Explore for Years”

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The project lead of ARMA 3 ‘Contact’, Joris-Jan van ‘t Land, has explained why Bohemia Interactive opted to focus on an alien invasion for the new spin-off expansion.

In an upcoming interview with OnlySP, van ‘t Land outlined the reasoning behind creating a new extra-terrestrial spin-off expansion for ARMA 3 instead of developing a brand new project like ARMA 4.

On the official ARMA 3 Contact announcement trailer page, fans of the ARMA franchise left comments which appears to indicate that public opinion is in favour of a whole new game. However, van ‘t Land explained that ‘Contact’ actually came into existence because the Amsterdam studio was specifically set up to flesh out new ideas and create new IPs within the ARMA series.

“‘Contact’ originated from our relatively small Amsterdam studio, a team which was formed to develop original ideas for Bohemia. That specifically meant doing less traditional projects, even if they were DLC or expansions to an existing game.”

“Initially ‘Contact’ was not even specified to be an ARMA 3 expansion. We considered even a stand-alone game, but ultimately the benefits of the expansion route were far too great.” He continued, “It meant we could make use of a massive sandbox, and ARMA 3 players would benefit from additions even if they do not care about the setting. Without ‘Contact’, there likely would not have been another official ARMA 3 DLC or expansion, aside from our Creator DLC program of course.

van ‘t Land also revealed that many in the ARMA 3 production team have been wanting to explore the alien sci-fi genre for years, but now they finally got a chance to develop their ideas.

“The ‘first contact’ premise is one many in our team have wanted to explore for years. Some know that during its pre-production stage, ARMA 3 itself had some less conventional elements under its ‘Futura’ codename. We had done our own experiments with the topic on the side for fun, but now pitched it as an actual project, and were fortunately given the chance.”

ARMA 3 Contact is set to be released on 25 July 2019 on PC. The full interview with van ‘t Land will be available tomorrow.

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