Daylight Will Let Gamers Use Twitch To Scare Players
That got your attention didn’t it? Or at least your eyebrows to raise. It’s certainly an innovative feature, but at the same time it sounds like one of those that could go either way.
Daylight is an upcoming survival horror game from Zombie Studios, aimed for release on PC and PS4 on April 8.
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That release date was just recently revealed in a press release from Zombie Studios. Also included was the price, which will be $14.99 on Steam and PSN, and that’s approximately R160.
But the most interesting part of the press release was definitely the Twitch interactivity feature for users watching a PS4 stream.
The press release describes it as follows:
This is a very cool feature that we’re super stoked about. It’s no secret that Daylight is extremely friendly for the PS4’s “Share” button (ditto, PC streaming). The tinkerers at Zombie Studios found a way to use Twitch chat to cue in-game events. The example we’ve been tossing around (and is in no way final) is that someone watching a stream types the word “Meow” into the chat, which causes the game to make a corresponding sound of a cat. So yes. You can literally scare your friends now by watching the stream. There are two caveats to this:
1) They’re all on timers, so you can’t spam them. That would be ridiculous.
2) We’re not going to tell you the list of words. You’re going to have to find them through experimentation.
Daylight will also support RealD 3D, as indicated in the press release:
The PlayStation 4 and PC version of Daylight will be fully 3D compatible out of the box! 3D-enabled TVs and monitors will bring the scares, jumps and all other things that haunt the Mid Island area to life in a very tangible way. RealD3D is the same technology they use in movie theaters for 3D movies and excels at giving the game terrific depth-of-field. Catching an overhead light flicker down an incredibly long corridor is one of the more chilling 3D applications…until you come across a spirit, that is. If you have the means, we highly recommend giving this mode a try. Oh and rumor has that Daylight may be adapted to a consumer VR system in the near future, for those brave enough…
Sounds interesting, no? Especially for friends. But as I said it can go either way. It could become grossly annoying, but perhaps there will be a way to turn it off for players who aren’t particularly interested in unpredictable intrusion from other players.
However, if it’s pulled off it can definitely be something fun and new for social interactivity and gaming.