Tetris Effect studio reveals ‘mesmerizing’ PS4 exclusive Humanity
Game has players manipulating huge crowds
Tetris Effect and Rez Infinite studio Enhance has announced its next PS4 exclusive, Humanity.
Developed in collaboration with Tokyo-based design studio Tha ltd, Humanity features large crowds of people, as they work together and fight against each other in various ways.
Key features like controls, gameplay mechanics, and narrative elements are only hinted at, to be revealed next year in the lead up to launch, according to Enhance. Optional PS VR support is confirmed.
Humanity is a concept by Yugo Nakamura, whose studio Tha has worked with brands such as Uniqlo and Muji.
Enhance joined the project in early 2018 to take on publishing duties, as well as contribute to level design and “general gameplay consulting,” it said.
“From the first early demo I saw, I couldn’t get Humanity out of my head,” said Enhance CEO Tetsuya Mizuguchi.
“The whole look and feel of it—manipulating these teeming masses of people—was mesmerizing, especially in VR. I knew right away it could be something special, which is why I couldn’t be more excited to help a visionary like Yugo-san realize its full potential.”
Creative Director Yugo Nakamura added: “I’ve long admired the work of Mizuguchi-san and his team; it feels like the perfect fit to be working with the people who made games like Rez and Tetris Effect.
“Everyone at Tha is working hard to make Humanity something that likewise engages all your senses–a fun, challenging game, but also something more meaningful than that. Rest assured we have lots more to show and talk about…”