Devolver Digital and No Code announced their latest game, Observation, will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and PC.
In Space, Nobody Can Hear You Scream
In Observation, you take on the role of S.A.M., an A.I. that controls the space station Observation. Your job is to help Dr. Emma Fisher by utilizing the station’s cameras, tools, and systems. The setting is completely from S.A.M.’s perspective onboard the station while in space during some sort of disaster. The crew has vanished, and the space station seems to be breaking down. Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker stated:
Let’s get real, we’re five to ten years away from the machines taking over. Observation is just going to give a taste of what it will be like to converge their minds with that of a CPU before it all happens suddenly for real.
I mean, he’s got a point.
Unlike other thriller/horror games on the market, Observation seems to forgo typical scary tropes like aliens, monsters, or ghosts. Instead, it seems to tap into the horror that is being trapped in space, which is probably one of the most terrifying things imaginable. Few things are able to incite fear into people as much as being trapped. Just thinking about being trapped at sea is horrifying, now imagine being trapped somewhere nobody could ever get to you in time without being able to seek help.
Is it suddenly getting hard to breath in here?
With stunning visuals, unique gameplay, and a suspenseful narrative, Observation is looking to be a wild experience. It is set to release on PlayStation 4 and PC next Spring. You can follow the development at the official website or on Twitter. Check below for the trailer!