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Countdown For New Sony Game "Panopticon" Appears

One million years.

Something called “Panopticon” has appeared on the official Sony website, with a countdown (or, rather, count-up) that will expire next week.

It looks like it’s meant to show that the video has been running for a million years, which is quite cute and mysterious.

You can see the countdown here [via], embedding has been locked out by Sony.

A quick search for the game’s name revealed little more than it signifying a type of building designed by an English philosopher and social theorist in the 18th century.

Panopticon is also Greek for “seeing everything”.

A trade mark for the game appeared at the beginning of February this year.

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13 Comments
  1. Peter Chapman
    Team TSA: Editor
    Since: Forever

    giving off Watch Dogs vibes, a little bit. Interesting :)

    Comment posted on 09/05/2013 at 09:27.
  2. NazzyQ
    Member
    Since: Nov 2011

    Apparently the ‘Panoptican’ type of building was designed to allow a watchman to observe inmates without themselves being seen. I wonder if this is linked to The Order: 1866 trademark.

    Comment posted on 09/05/2013 at 09:34.
  3. baggyg
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    Hmmm coincidently just finished the traveller trilogy where Bentham’s Panopticon was a central theme. A traveller game would be great!

    Comment posted on 09/05/2013 at 10:13.
  4. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    intriguing. o_O

    Comment posted on 09/05/2013 at 10:32.
  5. KeRaSh
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    So, it’s counting up. Does that mean it has to do with something that takes place in a million years? It is impossible to predict what a million years from now looks like. I want to see it…

    Comment posted on 09/05/2013 at 10:42.
  6. Kennykazey
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Well, Naughty Dog had those blurry pirate-ish people. But Santa Monica, Guerrilla and Quantic Dream all have next gen projects this could relate to.

    Comment posted on 09/05/2013 at 10:42.
  7. Crazy_Del
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    GREAT SCOTT!!! What’s going to happen in the Future? Time will tell. Tune in when it reaches 1,000,000 Years!
    D’oh got caught up in the moment. This does look odd and exciting.

    Comment posted on 09/05/2013 at 10:49.
  8. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Hmmm. Interesting.

    Comment posted on 09/05/2013 at 11:03.
  9. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Im sure Panoptican is a type of desert.

    Comment posted on 09/05/2013 at 14:39.
  10. RudeAwakening
    Member
    Since: Jan 2011

    Maybe its a sim like game were you run an opticians…a 1,000,000 years in the future! :P

    Comment posted on 09/05/2013 at 22:07.

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