Crash: Autodrive is a Murder Mystery From an Ex-Naughty Dog Dev

It’s always great to see new games from people who have done awesome things in the past.

David Shaver, a game designer who previously worked The Last of Us Part II, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and more, has started his own studio. The studio, called Nightcap, has a new project on the way: a modern murder mystery called CRASH: Autodrive.

A whodunnit adventure, CRASH: Autodrive is inspired by visual novels and set in a futuristic sci-fi world. You follow college student Emily Knight, who isn’t quite happy with how her life is going. Unfortunately, when her self-driving Autocab hits and kills a cyclist, she finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. What makes it suspicious? All five of them know the victim – including the car’s AI.

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That already sounds like quite an interesting story. Add in a diverse group of character, an art style reminiscent of Scooby-Doo and fun puzzles to solve, and you’ve got the makings of a something great.

While CRASH: Autodrive is scheduled to launch on PC and consoles next year, you can get a taste of what to expect now. The game’s prologue is available on Steam from today, and it’s free to play. The prologue is short, but it gives a great impression of the full game.

Watch the trailer below, and give the prologue a try. For more information on CRASH: Autodrive, visit the game’s official website.