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Sony's New PlayStation Game "Panopticon" Revealed

But what is it?

The mysterious countdown (countup?) is over, and Sony’s Panopticon – a game teased for a week or so – has been revealed in the form of a trailer.

It’s a Japan Studio game, and looks resolutely Japanese – although it’s a lengthy enough trailer it’s not easy to gauge what the game is actually about.

Have a look, and let us know if you have any ideas.

Hopefully we’ll get some more information on this before E3 in a few weeks – the visual style is nice but it could be almost anything really, although it’s clear it’s a game at least.

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40 Comments
  1. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Watchdogs + Remember Me + Final Fantasy. Which let’s face it, is a bloody awesome combination.

    Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 11:06.
    • Taylor Made
      Member
      Since: Oct 2011

      Also the 3rd birthday on you list = awesomeness. Dunno if you ever played it on the psp

      Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 11:23.
      • The Avenger
        Member
        Since: Oct 2012

        Not sure about 3rd birthday in their (fabulous game I agree), I certainly got a distinct sense of God Eater Burst though.

        Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 11:27.
      • The Avenger
        Member
        Since: Oct 2012

        *there

        Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 11:27.
    • minimur12
      Member
      Since: May 2013

      + monster hunter

      Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 11:57.
  2. three_leg_jake
    Member
    Since: Aug 2011

    Well that is all rather boring then.

    Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 11:06.
  3. Bugsy246
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    Don’t know if it has anything to do with it, but Panopticon is the name for the theoretical ultimate prison.

    It is circular so all cells are looking in at each other and gives the prison no privacy.

    Not sure how this would tie in with the game though lol.

    Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 11:17.
    • Porcupine_I
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Actually it is about being able to watch any prisoner at any time without them knowing if they are watched or not.

      Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 11:24.
    • TheDeathAvenger
      Member
      Since: Forever

      I expect in this case it’s about the root idea of someone not knowing whether they are being watched at any given moment or not.

      Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 11:45.
      • SH Number 7/Mini-Lipscombe
        Member
        Since: May 2011

        Well I assume the people that are battling at the ones who get taken by the cyclops police people and then get augmented some how in the surgery.

        Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 11:53.
  4. Germanos
    Member
    Since: May 2011

    Please, let this be an PS3, jRPG title.

    Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 11:18.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      It looks very snazzy for a PS3 title but the video is only 720p, if it was PS4 I would asume it would 1080p. So PS3 is my guess.

      Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 11:31.
      • Germanos
        Member
        Since: May 2011

        I only hope it’s not VITA.

        Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 12:05.
  5. Porcupine_I
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    What this game is about?

    i would say it’s about Awesome!

    Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 11:23.
  6. Taylor Made
    Member
    Since: Oct 2011

    Hope it’s a vita game they been hyping about that’s not an indie

    Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 11:24.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      That’s not a VIta game

      Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 11:31.
      • KeRaSh
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        How do you reckon?
        This looks like CG cut scenes. It might very well be a Vita game.

        Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 15:09.
  7. elpablo79
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Looks lovely. Also, just an observation, but with everyone having timers above their heads, could this mean that people have an expiration time/date? Perhaps Logan’s Run style?

    Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 11:32.
    • TheDeathAvenger
      Member
      Since: Forever

      I thought it looked like everyone was given a set number for identification purposes. Though nearer the end you do see it counting down, so I’m not sure.

      Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 11:48.
    • KeRaSh
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      That’s what I thought. When the timer reaches 0 you die (or at least something happens). The baby could be the chosen one with a red counter that doesn’t count down?
      Whatever it is, it looks interesting.

      Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 12:18.
  8. double-o-dave
    Member
    Since: Nov 2008

    Looks far too confusing for me. What happened to the good ole days when they made simple games like Pong on the Atari? If you showed me a 2 minute trailer for Pong or even Fifa I could probably tell you what the games about.

    Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 11:46.
  9. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    ok, what the flip was that all about?

    i don’t know what to make of it, but i want to see more.

    a new JRPG would be AWESOME though. ^_^

    Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 11:51.
  10. leeroye
    Member
    Since: May 2012

    “although it’s clear it’s a game at least.”

    Im not so sure, no gameplay in the trailer so it could just be a Animie Show!!!

    Comment posted on 16/05/2013 at 12:36.

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