David Cage was at the Tribeca Film Festival today showing off a segment of the game to festival goers. The video shown includes some of gameplay that is very similar to Cage's previous game, Heavy Rain.
Once the video segment was over, Cage revealed a new trailer for the game called “Breathe Me.” Before showing off the new trailer, Cage did state that the game will be about 10 hours long.
After the trailer was shown, David Cage, Ellen Page, Kadeem Hardison, and Eric Winter took the stage to answer questions about the game from moderator Harold Goldberg.
Page, Hardison, and Winter were asked about their time acting for a game, and they all agreed that it was awkward at first since there is no camera, lighting, or actual sets. Page in particular mentioned that she had to memorize a large amount of lines since she had to act out every scenario that the player may decide on. They did all agree that once they were used to the process, there was more freedom for them to act.
Goldberg asked Cage about the moment he felt like a real director. During an emotional scene, Cage asked the crew to leave while he and Page talked about the scene a bit more. After talking, she was ready to try the scene again. He said that by stopping everything to try and get more emotion from his actors made him feel like an actual director for the first time.
Cage did talk about the gameplay a bit. In the game, players control both Jodie Holmes (Ellen Page) and the “entity.” Players switch back and forth between Jodie and the “entity” with the “entity” able to go where Jodie can’t and manipulate matter. There was a clip shown that showed an emotional scene that showed that the “entity” is keeping Jodie alive, even from herself.
You can watch the entire panel at the Beyond: Two Souls Ustream page.
Beyond: Two Souls will be coming out October 8, 2013.