Sony is a giant in the world of media, so it’s not surprising when they bring their divisions together to deliver an interesting experience to their fans. For the PS4, they wanted the system to not only be a great gaming system but a place you can watch shows and movies as well. Now, Sony is at it again, this time with an interactive movie called Late Shift.
They mean interactive movie quite literally, as you’ll be able to influence how certain scenes play out by controlling what the character does. For those who know the game Until Dawn, the premise is similar, except this is a live action movie instead of a video game.
As for what Late Shift is story-wise, it’s a film made by Wales Interactive and written by Michael R. Johnson, who is the man who wrote the Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes film back in 2009. In the film, you play as Matt, who has been forced to do a heist in London and is now on the run while trying to prove his innocence. Every choice you make matters in Late Shift, and the team promises that the consequences will matter indeed.
“Your choices will have consequences from the very start, right through to the end.” Said Ben Tester from Wales Interactive. “One small decision could change the entire outcome in a choose-your-own-adventure style gameplay that can lead to one of seven conclusions.”
The game actually boasts an impressive 180 decisions that you’ll have to make throughout the endeavor, which is a lot when you consider how many things would’ve had to been shot to complete this film.
The team reveals that you can replay the film as many times as you want to get different results, new chapters in the story, and even get trophies for your profile. Late Shift is scheduled to arrive in April.