Feel like getting away with murder? Crimesight could be right up your street, but it won’t be as easy as, say, Among Us.
Yes, Crimesight, coming soon to PC, is part of the current wave of social deduction games. But but there’s also futuristic, almost Terminator-style twist to it. “London, 2075. A cutting-edge predictive system called Foresight AI is developed to predict future crimes based on network data”, reads Crimesight’s premise.
No, apparently no-one has ever watched Minority Report, because things go badly wrong. The end result is that while the “good” AI, dubbed Sherlock, is “accurately” predicting crimes, a rogue AI, Moriarty, is actively co-ordinating them. Your involvement in each would-be murder will depend on the role you take.
What’s odd, though, is that – since this is an online-only game – human players will be acting as the good and bad AI. We’d have thought this would be the perfect opportunity for a Left 4 Dead-style director to step up but human players play as the victim, the murder, the AIs, the whole lot.
We’ll have to see this in action to see just how well Crimesight pulls this off. From what we know so far, it adopts a top-down board-game like perspective that lets you get the lay of the land though whether it reveals where a would-be murderer is is another thing entirely.
Crimesight arrives on PC via Steam this April 14th but you can also register for a free demo weekend that’ll take place on the 9th and 10th of April.