Quantic Dream announced Under the Waves on August 24. It was announced that it will be released within 2023. Compatible platforms are PC (Steam/Epic Games Store) and PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X | S. It will also support Japanese display.
UNDER THE WAVES is an adventure game of the story owner. The stage is the deep sea of the North Sea. The professional diver, STAN, overcomes the loss and trauma that changes his life and struggles to move on to the future. The isolation in the deep sea also links to his mental state. As STAN faces his loneliness, he begins to experience strange events under the waves. He seems to be forced to make an important choice, wandering around his life and death.
In the game play, he piloted the submarine to search for caves on the seabed and wrecked ships. He will look for waste and stories of stories. He says he can craft useful equipment for search. In the trailer, you can also see how you go out of the ship with diving clothes.
It is said that this work UNDER THE WAVES is a spot on the importance of sea protection. The development of the developer, PARALLEL STUDIO, and the publisher Quantic Dream, have a partnership between Surfrider Foundation Europe, a non-profit organization in charge of the protection of the sea. Looking at the trailer, it seems that various marine organisms, including whales in the beautiful sea, appear in this work. Game play, set in the beautiful sea, also aims to convey messages to environmental protection.
Ronan Coffec, a CEO and game director of Parallel Studio, and Sebastien Renard, a writer and narrative designer, have been working on many popular ADVs such as Life Is Strange. I look forward to not only beautiful seabed scenes, but also stories approaching the hero’s trauma.
UNDER THE WAVES will be released for PC (Steam/Epic Games Store) and PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X | S.
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