Atlus dropped quite a bit of interesting information regarding the first-person horror game Daylight today. The most important nuggets may be that the game is now set to release for PC and PlayStation 4 on April 8, priced at $14.99. Seems like a reasonable price for something not too far off, particularly on the PS4 where early adopters are panting at Sony's table for scraps, but that's just the important stuff.
There's other stuff too, like the new batch of screenshots showing two new areas in the game (a prison and a forest, act surprised) and how the game will be RealD compatible because 3D is a thing I'm somehow still talking about in 2014. And it's important that I mention all of these things because people do care about it, but it's not the interesting stuff.
The most intriguing (and, in the wake of Twitch Plays Pokémon, timely) news is that Daylight will have media integration features on PS4, enabling the ability to send commands to a game being streamed via the Twitch channel's chat. The example provided by Atlus was that a viewer might be able to type "meow" into chat and the game would respond by playing a sound effect of a cat in the game and further blur the lines between the real world and the world of the Cathode Ray.
Normally, I wouldn't object. "Long live the New Flesh," I always say. But this is going to be one of the first commercial products to try breaking this ground and, if handled poorly, could prove self-defeating.... read more