Master Reboot to haunt your PS3 next month
Indie studio Wales Interactive has announced that it is developing and publishing its first PlayStation 3 title ever. It's called Master Reboot and it's a haunting first-person sci-fi adventure game.
In the not too distant future humankind has created the Soul Cloud, a giant server that holds the data of your soul and memories when you die. The Soul Cloud is filled with floating islands, each island looks like a town; village or city filled with rooms, skyscrapers and houses that hold people’s memories.
To house your Soul, a family member (or yourself before you die) purchases an island on the Soul Cloud where the server will generate rooms, houses or skyscrapers that hold each and every memory from the deceased’s past, or of memories of their choosing. The game starts with you being uploaded to the Soul Cloud but something has gone wrong and you wake up on a beach not knowing who or where you are. It’s up to you to explore, solve puzzles and try to piece together your life and death.
Master Reboot takes an unconventional approach to the horror genre, steering away from blood, guts and violence. Instead, the game will rely on subtle undertones of "something not quite right."
"We deliberately tried to make something visually striking and that, combined with the music, gives a beautiful, haunting quality to the game," We wanted to create a look that would really stand out from the crowd and give us as the developers an identity and think we have achieved that with this game," explained Wales Interactive co-founder David Banner.
Master Reboot will be available on PlayStation 3 in February. There was no mention of a PS4 version, though I imagine it could come to Sony's newer console if successful.