Sci-Fi Thriller Divide Coming To PlayStation 4 This Year


Another extremely pretty indie title is making its way to PlayStation 4 in 2016. Tuba Studios founder Chris Tilton describes Divide as a science fiction adventure game with a dash of thriller thrown in for good measure, all combining to make a story that, Tilton says, is discovered “through an atmospheric dungeon crawl.”

Going into further detail on Sony’s PlayStation blog, Tilton said:

Something we really enjoy about Divide is the process of discovering the story through an atmospheric dungeon crawl. Opening locked doors, breaking into long-abandoned computer systems, and rummaging through dimly lit complexes make up the bulk of the experience. The main character, David, voiced by Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do, Southland), comes from our world, and when he is swept into the momentum of the story, he knows as much as the player.

Tuba Studios says Divide is a game all about immersing you in a world as you play a character that’s just as unaware of the extraordinary world they’ve been placed in as you are. Despite the apparent focus on narrative, Divide‘s action-orientated gameplay is just as important, drawing heavy inspiration from isometric titles of the past.

From the outset, my goal was to make a game that told a compelling story about an ordinary person thrust into extraordinary circumstances. This is the foundation of Divide. But we also wanted Divide to be an action story, and that meant combat; mechanics to play and master with risk and reward. We knew we wanted the game to call back to isometric adventure games, and the controls to borrow from dual-stick shooters.

The post, sadly, doesn’t confirm a concrete release date besides a generic 2016 window, but you can watch the trailer of above to glean some specifics about how Divide looks and plays.