The lights are on
Quantic Dream CEO David Cage announced at Gamescom that
Beyond: Two Souls allows players to pass off control of Aiden to a
Beyond: Two Souls focuses on the relationship between Jodi
Holmes and her ethereal partner Aiden, allowing players to switch between the
two characters on the fly. However, Cage announced during a Gamescom presentation
that players can also allow a friend to take control of Aiden, as reported
by IGN. Co-op teams won't actually be playing simultaneously; players still
switch between characters to solve puzzles and dispatch enemies, it's just that
game will automatically switch to a second controller when the other character
Cage also announced that Beyond: Two Souls can be played via
an iOS or Android device through an app called Beyond: Touch. The app
simplifies gameplay for the touchscreen by allowing players to trace movement
paths for characters and perform in-game actions through swipe gestures. The
app can also be used in co-op play.
We'll have more on Beyond: Two Souls from Gamescom later this week.
While it's not the kind of dedicated
co-op mode players have come to expect from games, I think this is a smart move
for Quantic Dream. Beyond: Two Souls is the kind of game that could appeal to a
larger audience of players who are more interested in the story that Cage is
crafting than complex gameplay. Allowing them to play alongside a friend or
with a simplified control scheme makes getting in on the action an easier
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