[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he sequel to the PC adventure game The Whispered World is currently in production at Daedalic Entertainment, and the developer has announced via the PlayStation Blog that the title will be coming soon to PS4. Silence: The Whispered World 2 was previously announced for Xbox One, PC, and Mac in early 2015 and focuses on 16 year-old Noah and his younger sister Renie as they fight to escape the fantasy world known as Silence.
The screenshots released for Silence are absolutely breathtaking, and the visuals alone can draw players in and immerse them in the game’s gorgeous landscapes. Have a look at the first few glimpses into Silence.
Game Director Uli Wanitchske and Lead Director Marco Hüllen highlighted the process that the development team took to create the game’s unique look:
“What springs to mind first is Silence’s visual style. At Daedalic, we have an incredible art department, drawing beautiful backgrounds, locations etc. We used to show these in 2D games. For Silence, however, we now use 3D technology, by following a method we call ‘camera projection.’ We place 3D objects and 3D characters in 3D environments, but then project 2D art on everything. Marco calls this ‘three-dimensional artwork’ when creating all these magnificent backgrounds.”
Wanitchske and Hüllen also focused on the game’s puzzle aspect and how it sets itself apart from other titles in the genre:
“Puzzle design for us is the biggest part of the game that will see a significant makeover to how we usually expect games in this genre to be. We have designed puzzles in a way that makes them part of the story experience. Puzzles are supposed to never keep players in Silence from moving forward within the story. They’re designed in a way to let them be solved intuitively while also being part of the current on-screen experience.”
The game currently has no set release date aside, but is expected early this year. It remains to be seen when players will have the opportunity to escape the Whispering World, but it is sure to be worth the wait. Are you looking forward to Silence? Tell us in the comments!
Silence: The Whispering World 2 will be available for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac with a release date in early 2015.