Many of us are very fond of open world games, and recently there has been a craze of open universe games, and well the more freedom we are allowed in the world, the better it usually is. But have you ever wondered what it’ll feel like to be able to be free to control the fourth dimension, i.e. TIME. Yes, The Vision allows you to travel time as a central mechanic apart from being based in an open world.
We have already seen time based gameplay in games such as- Prince of Persia, Singularity etc, but none of them have been open world and do not have gameplay that varies between centuries of gaps which is in your control. This was posted yesterday on the Unreal community forums and I was thoroughly surprised that one person had made the game. Yes we know whom this reminds us of- Lost Soul Aside, by Bing Yang. As for the game, the developer describes the game as the following:
The game was inspired by my complete obsession with time travel. All my life, i have been obsessed with the idea and all around concept of time travel. The Vision follows the story of John, a semi lonely alien experiment, who is given a watch that is encoded to his DNA and gives him the ability to travel through time. [Not giving too much information on the story as of now]
What can be done within “The Vision”
- Players are able to seamlessly travel through space, time, and portals to other worlds
- Players will be able to participate in many missions including bonus but not required side missions. In the video, you will see a scene from Dealey Plaza, Dallas Texas, November 11 1963. This is a side mission to either save or attemp an assassnation of the historical figure yourself.
- Players can infiltrate government facilities to: Rob, Expose, or give yourself super human governmental experiments.
The vision is a game that is all about complete and utter freedom, to do as you please in this massive open world/open dimensional/open universe video game, packed with various activities, including: Home invasion, Traveling through time with items, vehicles, etc… from the future to the past, or vice versa, traveling through time to change historic events, or to participate within battle that could present itself in certain times and all while having the most cinematic experience in either First or Third Person. And there is a lot more to it which i will talk more about and show within the next video update
Source: Unreal Forum.
Upon being asked whether actions during time travel will affect the overall game, the answer given was.
There are many ways to shape the future in The Vision in minor ways, and only a few cherry picked events will allow the player to change the future in major ways. For instance: Releasing a virus into the human population that can cause walking dead will more than likely last a few years and kill off a major part of the human population over a course of time. This will give the players the opportunity to play through missions that may rise within this alter world. As far as minor ways, players will start to see stranger things happen within the scenes, but nothing major to the environment will change. These are some of the things that can be done. And I should be explaining more in depth in my next video.
Here are a few screenshots:
This is something new for me and is pretty exciting. What do you guys think about the game? Let us know in the comments below.