Murder-mystery Omensight releases on PS4 next month
Spearhead Games has announced that action-adventure murder mystery game, Omensight, will release on May 15 on PlayStation 4.
Malik Boukhira, Creative Director Spearhead Games, made the announcement on the official PlayStation blog after being extremely coy about the release date at PAX East event in Boston earlier this month. The game will be part of Totally Digital and pre-orders have started for PS Plus members.
Omensight takes the branching narrative structure of Stories: The Path of Destinies and spins it in an interesting new direction. In Stories, Boukhira says the focus was to let players explore all the choices available to them.
But in Omensight, they’ve decided that choices should matter more, since the objective is tied to solving a murder mystery leading to the end of the world of Urralia.
Players will need to pay attention to the hints and clues provided by fellow companions, who are all involved in the murder of the Godless-Priestess Vera in some way, whose death precipitated the apocalypse. This will help make the right decisions to progress in the investigation.
Boukhira revealed their writers, Nadim Boukhira and Genese Davis, with support from Chris Avellone, spent countless hours crafting an intricate story of conspiracy, mythology, and time-loop for Omensight.
They focused on giving each of the major characters their own distinct personality and motivations, making sure their dialogue included vital clues about the identity of the murderer.
Speaking of characters, Boukhira said they worked with a fantastic cast of voice actors. Julian Casey, who gave a tour-de-force performance as the narrator in Stories, returns to voice the menacing Indrik, Emperor of Pygarian Empire.
Patricia Summersett, who has appeared in multiple Ubisoft games and voiced Zelda in Zelda: Breath of the Wild recently, plays the honorable General Draga and the always-helpful Witch.
Leda Davies really brought out the witty, playful side of Ratika, leader of rebels. And last but not least, Lateef Martin is Ludomir in the game and in real life, a big guy with a heart of gold. Boukhira hoped gamers will enjoy the story and the characters of Omensight when the game releases on May 15.