2064: Read Only Memories will launch for PlayStation 4 on January 17 for $19.99, developer MidBoss announced.
The PlayStation 4 version adds a cast of 29 voice-over actors, rewritten dialogue, new puzzles, and more. The new content will be added to the already released PC version via a huge free update when the PlayStation 4 version launches.
A PC demo is also now available at the game’s official website.
Here’s a full overview of the game, via Midboss:
Riddled with mystery, nuance, and approachability, 2064: Read Only Memories transports players to Neo San Francisco nearly 50 years into the future.
Contrasting in modern content and retro pixilated graphics, 2064: Read Only Memories will challenge players to evaluate their feelings on complicated, universal, and incredibly relevant issues of today and the future. Players will delve into a rich narrative coupled while solving complex puzzles and interacting with an incredibly diverse cast of characters.
The player will first be introduced to Turing, the world’s first sapient machine, who breaks into their apartment in the middle of the night. Alarmed and afraid, Turing informs the player that Hayden, their creator and an old friend, has gone missing and deems the player the right person to help them. Together, the player and Turing will enter into a whirlwind adventure seeking to uncover the truth behind Hayden’s disappearance while interacting with a cast of compelling characters along the way.
Making personalized and thought-provoking choices, players will be immersed in a narrative with undertones that challenge them to evaluate their feelings and values on complex issues of today’s world and the future. Broaching complicated topics such as cybernetic implants, discrimination, and the future entanglement of technology and humanity in an approachable way, will often leave the player will more questions than answers. However, how they interpret these topics may make all the difference in determining if they and Turing are able to survive in Neo SF.
2064: Read Only Memories also has diverse characters, ranging in race, sexual orientation and gender. The game allows players to pick whichever pronoun they feel best describes them, or even to create their own. To better showcase the nuance and wide identities of the characters, the release includes a cast of 29 voiceover actors whose voices now make up a vast majority of the previously text-based dialogue.
The content of the game’s nuanced topics handled with thought-provoking approachability attracted a wide range of A-List voiceover talent. The cast includes powerhouses such as The Walking Dead’s Melissa Hutchinson and UpUpDownDown’s Austin Creed (a.k.a. WWE Superstar Xavier Woods), who chose 2064: Read Only Memories as his first videogame voiceover role. The cast also includes notable game personalities such as Zoe Quinn, Jim Sterling and Dan Ryckert.
In addition to the voiceovers, MidBoss, the developer, has rewritten a majority of the dialogue to better communicate the game’s rich narrative, as well as revamped and reimagined puzzles that are further integrated into the story to provide a more encompassing experience. Plus, the game includes new scenes, and new character animations.
Watch a new trailer below.