Microids, the studio behind Syberia and Syberia 2 for the PS2, Xbox and PC, have announced a followup in the form of Syberia 3 for PlayStation 3 and PC. Syberia 3 will allow PC and PlayStation 3 users to work together online to fully accompany Kate Walker to the end of the adventure.
The game is due out in June 2010.
Get the full press release below.
Microids Launches Syberia 3 on PS3
…and announces a major collaborative innovation bringing together console and PC manufacturers
Paris, April 1st, 2009 – Microids, the owner of the Syberia franchise, announces the production of a new episode in the adventures of Kate Walker on the PlayStation 3 console and PC, bringing together console manufacturers with the world of the PC through a major collaborative innovation.
Syberia 3, the new episode in the adventures of Kate Walker, actually allows those playing on PC and those playing on PS3 to collaborate online, thanks to a simultaneous data exchange and sharing mode on the two platforms. Syberia 3 will therefore see teams of players being formed so as to optimize their chances of reaching the end of the adventure by pooling the abilities of each of the participants. Only PS3 players who have collaborated with PC players, and vice versa, will be able to accompany Kate to the end of the adventure.
This innovative gameplay is a first in video gaming, and in particular within the “point & click” adventure segment. Microids’ ambition is to enable all players, irrespective of their gaming platform, to be able to participate collectively in the adventure so as to live the experience of collaborative gaming. This innovation will be offered for all future Microids titles and will also be included in games currently being developed at partner studios.
After having traveled throughout Europe in Syberia and Syberia 2, Kate Walker starts out on the mommoths’ trail in a world on the border between reality and imagination, where strange white birds indicate the presence of extinct mammals…
Syberia 3 takes Kate on an adventure which mixes suspense, myth, ecology and action. She crosses paths with a weird Vic McPherson who is investigating the murky business of international trafficking of ancient works of art and prehistoric ivory!
Syberia 3 will be entirely in real time 3D and will be released on PS3 and PC in June 2010.