Beyond: Two Souls was one of the big hits from Sony’s big E3 press conference. The game is the latest title from Quantic Dream, the developer behind Indigo Prophecy and Heavy Rain.
Quantic Dream and its founder, David Cage, have always eschewed the norms of console gaming to try and bring players a more cinematic, story-driven experience. Beyond: Two Souls is no exception. The game features Ellen Page as the main character, Jodie Holmes, who shares some type of link with a ghostly entity named Aidan. Players will be able to take control of Aidan at times during the game, providing them with paranormal abilities.
A recent behind-the-scenes look at the making of Beyond: Two Souls shows Ellen Page acting in a motion-capture studio. Quantic Dream motion-captured the entire game, as they have with titles in the past, so the character animation seen in the Beyond: Two Souls should look very smooth.
Around 20 minutes of gameplay footage was leaked from E3, but it was almost completely without context, showing a string of quicktime events that gave the player a bit of choice but mostly just propelled the story along. This week at Gamescom even more footage was unveiled, and this time it is accompanied by narration from Cage. Watch as Cage shows off how Beyond: Two Souls will utilize the PlayStation Move controller and, as is customary for a Quantic Dream title, the dual analog sticks: