Hi everyone, I’m Pete Bottomley, designer at White Paper Games, and I’m delighted to be back on PS Blog with some great news. We’re excited to announce that Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View launches for PS5 and PS4 on November 2nd!
For those of you unfamiliar with our latest game, Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View is a gripping observational thriller set in 1950s England. When 8-year-old Charlotte May goes missing in Dahlia View , retired detective Robert Conway seeks the truth of his disappearance, observing his neighbors from his apartment window and questioning their behavior. As suspicion escalates, Conway launches his own investigation into Charlotte May’s disappearance, following leads, uncovering new evidence and piecing the case back on an unpredictable path to the truth.
We designed Conway around three main game loops for observing and profiling suspects: Observe, Search, and Examine Evidence. During the observation sequences, Conway observes the estate of Dahlia View through his camera lens to keep an eye on his neighbors and photograph suspicious activity. With the adaptive triggers of the DualSense Wireless Controller, you’ll be able to feel the satisfying snap of a 1950s camera as you shoot evidence and search for clues in Dahlia View.
As the investigation takes Conway to his neighbors’ homes to follow leads and search for evidence, DualSense’s haptic feedback will let you feel the texture and bumps of different types of surfaces, like old cobblestone streets and creaky floors. , adding to the immersion and suspense of Dahlia View.
The PS5 version will include two visual modes: a native 4K resolution mode for super crisp image quality and a Ray Tracing mode to experience the world of Dahlia View with enhanced fidelity.
Finally, the fast load times offered by the PS5’s SSD combined with Unreal Engine’s Zen Loader technology will allow you to enter and exit the Dahlia View domain to continue your investigation with the push of a button. Our goal was to make the most of the latest features available on PS5 to ensure that the pace and tension of our narrative thriller was maintained without having to wait for long load times.
Thanks for the reading. We can’t wait for you to start your investigation when Conway: Disappearance from Dahlia View releases on November 2, 2021!