Hey everyone, I’m Pete Bottomley, Designer at White Paper Games, and I’m excited to be back on PS Blog with some big news. We’re thrilled to announce that Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View is launching on PS5 and PS4 on November 2!
For those of you unfamiliar with our latest game, Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View is a gripping observational thriller set in 1950s England. When 8-year-old Charlotte May is reported missing from Dahlia View, retired detective Robert Conway searches for the truth behind her disappearance, observing his neighbours from his apartment window and questioning their behaviour. As suspicions escalate, Conway launches his own investigation into Charlotte May’s disappearance, following leads, uncovering new evidence, and piecing the case together on an unpredictable path to the truth.
We designed Conway around three core gameplay loops to observe and profile suspects: Observation, Search and Evidence Review. During the Observation sequences, Conway observes the Dahlia View estate through the lens of his camera to watch his neighbours and photograph suspicious activities. With the DualSense Wireless Controller’s adaptive triggers, you’ll be able to feel the satisfying snap of a 1950’s camera as you photograph evidence and search Dahlia View for clues.
When the investigation leads Conway into his neighbours’ homes to follow up on leads and search for evidence, the DualSense’s haptic feedback will let you feel the texture and bumps of different surface types, like old cobblestone 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 pin-sharp image quality and a Ray Tracing mode to experience the world of Dahlia View with enhanced fidelity.
Lastly, the fast loading times offered by the PS5’s SSD combined with Unreal Engine’s Zen Loader technology will let you hop in and out of the Dahlia View estate to continue your investigation at the touch of a button. Our goal was to make the most of the latest features available on PS5 to ensure the pacing and tension of our narrative thriller are maintained without having to wait for long load times.
Thank you for reading. We can’t wait for you to start your investigation when Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View releases on the 2nd of November 2021!