Sci-Fi Thriller Observation Announced
A Sci-Fi thriller “told through the lens of artificial intelligence” has been announced.
Titled Observation, the game puts you in control of a space station’s AI called S.A.M.
The station’s crew has gone missing, and you must discover what happened to them by utilising the station’s cameras and systems.
“Observation takes players on a suspenseful journey to the outer reaches of space to uncover what exactly happened to astronaut Dr. Emma Fisher and the crew of the space station Observation. The captivating narrative unfolds through the lens of the station’s artificial intelligence S.A.M. Players assume the role of S.A.M. by operating the station’s control systems, cameras, and tools to assist Emma in discovering what is happening to the station and the vanished crew.”
The game is being developed by a variety of game ‘veterans’, from studios including Rockstar North, Rocksteady, Creative Assembly, CCP and IO Interactive, and hopes to bring a ground-breaking narrative and stunning visual fidelity.
From the trailer and screenshots it certainly looks to have that latter part down, and with the game comprising more of a ‘visual’ experience it is going to need to have a compelling narrative to succeed. There will be elements of puzzling involved while helping this Dr. Emma Fisher through the station though, so hopefully it won’t be as passive as it initially seems.
Observation is coming to PS4 and PC in spring 2019.