The Big Finish and Chaotic Fusion released a new trailer at MAGfest 2017 for their Tex Murphy adventure, The Poisoned Pawn. The new trailer for the game looks fantastic, and kind of feels like what the new Deus Ex should have been.
The trailer covers a lot of existential philosophical topics while showcasing some of the new locations and interactive gameplay options that will be present in The Poisoned Pawn. There’s a really cool cyberpunk vibe to the game that still manages to stay grounded in a sense of realized modernity.
You can check out the trailer for the game below.
Huge props to the marketing team. That’s how you put together a convincing trailer that’s both captivating and informative.
We learn that players can move through dozens of new environments, interact with their surroundings and piece together clues to progress the story forward. The game sports Oculus Rift support so you can strap on a headset and dive into the game through virtual reality… which seems extremely pertinent to the overall thematic design of the game. In fact, I think there might be a solid future for point-and-click adventure games utilizing VR as a way to increase immersion.
And speaking of immersion… the full motion video sequences from the original Tex Murphy are remastered for the upcoming title, supporting full 4K rendering output.
While a lot of games have focused on throwaway features, hollow characters and the overabundance of faux social justice for virtue signal points, it’s nice to see a game focus more on interesting concepts within the story and put an even bigger focus on immersing the player into a world designed to be interacted with. A lot of big AAA games these days put way too much focus on static set-pieces that you see but can’t touch. It’s cool that they explicitly show a lot of touching, and moving and interacting going on in that trailer for The Poisoned Pawn.
Fans also seem to be excited for the return of Tex Murphy and were curious if the developers have any plans on putting the game on home consoles, specifically for the PlayStation VR, but they mentioned that right now the focus is on getting the PC version up and out along with a Mac and Linux port.
You can look for The Poisoned Pawn: A Tex Murphy Adventure to launch at some point later in 2017. For more information about the game be sure to visit the official website.
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