Hi everyone, I’m Pete Bottomley, Designer at White Paper Games, and I’m thrilled to be back on the PS blog with some important news. We’re excited to announce that Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View is coming to PS5 and PS4 on November 2nd!
For those of you unfamiliar with our latest game, Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View is a gripping thriller set in 1950s England. When 8-year-old Charlotte May disappeared from Dahlia View, retired detective Robert Conway searches for the truth behind her disappearance by watching her neighbors from her apartment window and questioning their behavior. As suspicions grow, Conway begins his own investigation into the disappearance of Charlotte May, tracking down leads, discovering new evidence and piecing together all the cases on an unpredictable path to the truth.
We developed Conway around three main game loops for observing and profiling suspects: observing, searching and verifying evidence. During surveillance episodes, Conway observes Dahlia View’s estate through his camera lens to observe his neighbors and photograph suspicious activities. Thanks to the adaptive triggers of the DualSense wireless controller, you can experience the pleasant click of a 1950s camera when photographing evidence and looking for evidence in Dahlia View.
When an investigation brings Conway to his neighbors’ homes to track leads and find clues, DualSense tactile feedback lets you feel the texture and unevenness of various types of surfaces, such as old cobbled streets and creaking floorboards, adding to the immersion and suspense of Dahlia View.
The PS5 version will include two visual modes: a native 4K resolution mode for the most accurate picture quality possible and a ray tracing mode to immerse yourself in the world of Dahlia View with increased accuracy.
Finally, the fast boot times provided by the PS5 SSD combined with Zen Loader Unreal Engine technology will allow you to get in and out of the Dahlia View estate at the touch of a button to investigate further. Our goal was to make the most of the latest features available on PS5 in order to maintain the pace and tension of our narrative thriller without waiting for a long download.
Thank you for reading. We can’t wait to start your investigation when Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View comes out on November 2, 2021!