LOW-FI is an upcoming VR sport from the veteran indie VR developer behind TECHNOLUST (2016). The sport presents a darkish however believable future the place many of the inhabitants lives in a VR simulation, whereas on the identical time the town’s poor inhabitants stay unseen on the streets of the real-world. They’re the ‘low-fi’.
It’s not completely clear what’s so unusually alluring concerning the gritty cyberpunk aesthetic, however Blair Renaud, the developer behind the early VR title Technolust, definitely is aware of wield it to kind an immediate emotional setting.
Described as a non secular successor to Technolust, Low-Fi faucets into that moody cyberpunk really feel even on a flat display, as seen within the sport’s new teaser:
Set in a far-future Toronto, Low-Fi presents a darkish however believable future the place many of the inhabitants lives in a VR simulation after the AI singularity. However there’s nonetheless a society a society residing in the true world, comprised of the destitute and unlucky. They’re the ‘low-fi’. As a setting, it’s an fascinating exploration of wealth and sophistication—the low-fi might be considered the homeless of right this moment, besides on this dystopian future, the darkish actuality of their world is totally invisible from many of the inhabitants—out of sight, out of thoughts.
Within the sport, you’re a police officer assigned to city-block 303, and whereas teaser footage launched to this point doesn’t discover the gameplay in a lot depth, the developer says that gamers will “patrol the streets (and the skies above them) fixing mysteries, combating crime, or giving in to corruption.”
It’s not clear at this level to what extent Low-Fi will actually discover its intriguing cyberpunk setting—or just use it as a ‘that is simply the best way issues are’ kind of backdrop to contextualize a extra discrete story and related gameplay—although we definitely hope to search out out as we transfer towards the sport’s count on 2020 launch date.