We already knew that Judas, a first-person sci-fi action game from BioShock creator Ken Levine, was in development. And today, we got a new trailer, which has what I would call some serious BioShock vibes.
As one of the few January 2024 State of Play announcements today, Ghost Story Games showed off a new look. We didn't get a release date, but the footage suggests it's “currently in development for PS5.” It is also scheduled to be released on PC and Xbox Series
Judas case from gameplay trailer
Take-Two Interactive, Ghost Story Games' parent company, announced last February that the game is scheduled to be released before the end of March 2025.
Judah was reportedly in “development hell” before it was officially unveiled. Ghost Story Games shared its first real look at Judas a few months after this report during the 2022 Game Awards.
“We founded Ghost Story Games to build on the legacy of System Shock 2, BioShock, and BioShock Infinite,” Levin wrote in “ Press release after the official reveal of the game. “With Judas, we created a whole new world and cast of characters while exploring different approaches to single-player narrative first-person shooters.”
The official press release stated the following:
the “Who is Judas?” The trailer offers a deeper look at the game's setting aboard the Mayflower, a space-faring city whose citizens have been trained to tear each other apart for even the most minor infractions, and where machines control every aspect of business, art, and government. You, as Judas, are the engine of every event in a mysterious story with a new cast of characters to learn about – and change – in a world where every decision you make affects how the story unfolds.
He goes on to say that “the leaders tried to turn you into something you are not: a model citizen” and that you “ignited a destructive revolution to demolish everything.”
Elsewhere, today's stream includes new details about Death Stranding 2, the reveal of a new spy game from Hideo Kojima, and the launch of Silent Hill: The Short message. For more, see everything announced in Sony's first State of Play of 2024.
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