TGS 2018: Focus On You is a new dating adventure game for the PlayStation VR
Watch out, Bandai Namco. There’s a new VR romance game (of sort) to rival your Summer Lesson from last year. At a Sony Interactive Entertainment media session earlier, South Korea’s Smilegate Entertainment announced a VR dating adventure, Focus On You, for the PlayStation VR next Spring.
The star of the game is a Korean 3rd-grade high school photography major, Song Ah-Young, who apparently loves strawberries, K-pop and you, according to Smilegate. At the heart of the game is a romance story and is supposed to recall one’s “emotional first love” – so I’d imagine there will be petty tiffs and trivial misunderstandings that you and Ah-Young must content with each other.
According to Smilegate, conversations will be “emotions-related”; perhaps a multiple-choice format where your choice of answers reflect sadness, happiness, anger and so on. The story progresses by engaging in conversations or a picture by voice. Photo-taking is also a key feature of the game, and they can be viewed in the gallery.
On the development side, Smilegate has engaged a real-life idol actress for motion-capture acting – right down to her expression. The publisher is mum about the actress’ identity for now.
At launch, Focus On You will have six chapters including the prologue. Post-release will see additional episodes and costumes/hairstyles launched as DLCs.
We’ll share more information of the game nearer to the game launch.