Creating an immersive cybernetic storytelling and gameplay experience.
Hey everyone! We’re very excited to be bringing Foreclosed, a slick, cyberpunk action-adventure to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on August 12. This is our first next-gen console release and we’re especially thrilled to take advantage of the features the PS5’s DualSense wireless controller.
To set the stage, Foreclosed is set in a dystopian cyberpunk future where your very identity is a commodity. The game stars Evan Kapnos, an everyman whose day goes from bad to worse – fast. Kapnos’ story is delivered in a stylish comic book aesthetic to pull you into the narrative.
Haptics & Adaptive Triggers
The ability to leverage next-gen tech to elevate the experience was really cool, as it’s very much in theme with the futuristic cyberpunk setting of the game. For example, the Symbiotic Pistol is a multifunctional weapon with various upgrades available. To really give you a sense of the unique properties of the weapon, the haptics and adaptive triggers on the DualSense controller deliver different feedback and resistances depending on the modifications you have equipped.
Wielding the Symbiotic Pistol, you’ll feel the difference from one weapon skill to the next through the controller. You’ll experience the simulated kickback of an explosive round, the air displacement of rounds leaving the pistol, and more to pull you into the experience.
Evan will receive calls from his one ally in his battle to liberate his Identity from foreclosure. We deliver these private communications through the DualSense controllers’ speaker to give these dialogues an ‘in world’ feel.
DualSense controller lights
A key system at play in Foreclosed is Evan’s experimental implants. They enable him to unleash a range of special abilities, and link directly to his weapon enabling several different weapon power ups. The risk-reward mechanic here is that the more you use Evan’s various abilities, the more his implants begin to overheat. If you allow this to happen, Evan is completely vulnerable for a brief period whilst the implants cool down. To help visualize this, the light on the DualSense controller will change to match the heat level of Evan’s implants, giving you a constant visual to keep you in the moment during a fight. Will you play it safe, or push your limits?
It’s been so much fun to work with the DualSense controller, whether it’s creating the futuristic flexibility of the Symbiotic Pistol, or the added audio and visual implementations. We’re so excited to put the world of Foreclosed right into your hands and invite you deeper into our story.
Stay tuned for more on Foreclosed and we’re excited to share this world with you when the game hits PS4 and PS5 on August 12.