The sci-fi themed space exploration game from Bulhead Interactive and Square Enix called The Turing Test, has received its official release date for PC and Xbox One. You can expect to get your hands on it starting August 30th.
The announcement was accompanied by a new gameplay trailer for the title, showcasing some of the environments players will encounter on the foreign planet called Europa. You can check it out below.
Bulkhead Interactive really knows their way around screen-space rendering and articulating depth perception and depth of field post-processing. The opening few seconds of gameplay just look marvelous. You get a nice bokeh DOF effect highlighting the details on the space suit, while the mysterious locations in the distance are blurred, yet loom with intrigue.
The actual gameplay is a first-person puzzler that seems reminiscent to titles like Portal or SOMA. According to the YouTube description the game is centered on philosophies about the struggle for human power, and the role that AI can play in achieving that power…
“In The turing Test you wrack your brain whilst discovering the truth of humanity’s research base on Europa, solving puzzles using your EMT (Energy Manipulation Tool) to transpose power out from one object and into another. Power up and take control of artificially intelligent machines, manipulate giant structures, and solve complex tasks. All of this is woven into a multi-layered story based on the human struggle for power which can only be experienced through the interactive medium of video games.”
Very interesting stuff.
We’ve had a number of high-profile games releasing recently that touched on some interesting philosophies and sociological issues that give gamers reason to pause. One of the most recent was nDreams’ The Assembly, which despite its reliance on VR tech, it’s actually a very thought-provoking game about unhinged fringe sciences (but not in the sci-fi way, in a very realistic way).
You’ll be able to experience The Turing Test for yourself when the game launches at the end of August next month for both PC and Xbox One. For more info feel free to pay a kind visit to the game’s official website.