Capcom Discusses Deep Down’s Story, Graphics And Multiplayer

By Sato . September 17, 2013 . 12:51pm

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Deep Down is an upcoming PlayStation 4 online multiplayer game, which is set in 2094 in New York, where players will explore dungeons and collect memories, while fighting dragons and other beasts. In a recent video from the PlayStation 4 Creator’s Interview series, executive producer Yoshinori Ono shares the latest on the game.

 

 

Ono starts the interview by stating that Capcom would like to challenge their new IP with a completely different worldview than any of their other titles. Deep Down will revolve around a group of people who have special abilities, known as the “Ravens”.

 

The group are originally from New York, in the year 2094, and from there they’ll be traveling to different places of various eras to investigate and see what was going on during those times. According to Ono, questions such as “What happened in this era? Why did these people gather? Why are they doing this?” will be answered as you advance through the game—not only in solo mode, but multiplayer as well.

 

Ono states that Deep Down will be an online game at its core, which he hopes can fully utilize the PlayStation 4’s online capabilities. This includes creating stages that can visually impress the players.

 

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Deep Down is quite realistic, and we’re currently working on the visual display to be as close as it gets to photorealism. Within it, you’ll have things that get soiled or deteriorate. Everything deteriorates; for example, the rear end of my Blanka is already starting to fade,” expresses Ono, as he explains that the PlayStation 4 will be capable of showing such details and more, thanks to its high specs and processing speed.

 

According to Ono, the goal of Deep Down’s visual presentation is to bring an experience where players can feel a connection between real life objects, and those that are seen in the TV screen. Since Deep Down is going to be an online title, Capcom will be placing a lot of importance on the words “administration” and “continuation”.

 

“Once you get people to start playing an online game, I believe that you’ll want them to play for a long time, whether it’s for a year or two,” Ono explains. “In order to have people play for a long time, you’ll need things such as periodic updates and ongoing work for major updates, which are all things that are currently part of our administrative plans.”

 

Capcom will also be working on on a way to utilize the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita’s connectivity through Remote Play, as they hope to expand the ways players will be able to enjoy the upcoming game.

 

For those of you who prefer single player games, or aren’t quite used to 2013-09-17_040937playing online, Deep Down won’t be forcing you to step out of your comfort zone.

 

“While Deep Down has been announced as an online game, it is not completely online-based, and you’ll also be able to play solo,” shares Ono. “The people who think ‘the threshold of online games are still a bit too high,’ will be able to start out solo. Then maybe once they get more comfortable and used to the way it’s played, they’ll be able to play with other Ravens, whether it’s with two or three others. We’ve prepared dungeons for such occasions. We’ll be making more announcements soon, and it would bring me great pleasure if you could all look forward to it.”

 

Deep Down is currently in development for PlayStation 4. We will also be hearing more about it when the game is shown at Tokyo Game Show.


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  • Ryujin

    “They’ll be traveling to different places of various eras to investigate and see what was going on during those times.”

    I wonder if this means we’ll be visiting places other than pseudo-medieval fantasy worlds. Although, then again, in a lot of fantasy stories thousands of years pass without any considerable changes to society, so maybe the same logic applies here.

  • Godman

    This just keeps building my interest, throw in the ability to create my “Raven” and I’m sold. . .well if it decides to come here that is :(

    • Bryce Blalex Douglas

      It’s coming here. Everything announced at the original reveal is coming here. Hell, it’s being codeveloped with Sony and Sony isn’t going to not release it worldwide. Especially not an online game which is more popular everywhere other than Japan.

  • Richard N

    Ravens, like Armored Core?

    Sounds good to me.

  • badmoogle

    They have definitely piqued my interest with the concept behind this game.Can’t wait to learn more about it.

  • Randgriz

    Even though its all been vague the similarites to Assassins Creed is worrying me a bit – im hoping their world view and the way they interact with the past is completely different to AC. Im hoping i can see more to fully understand what Capcom are trying to achieve.

  • http://takopako.tumblr.com takopako

    i feel like this game is going to be a must have, alongside FF XV, The Second Son, and KH3!

    • zaidandzhadow

      Well your focus must be a little more specific like PS4 is a must have and with that you save some text.

      • http://takopako.tumblr.com takopako

        that’s actually being less specific…

  • abysswalker

    After learning that this game has solo mode I’m very interested. Looking forward to those trailers later this week.

  • Ni ~UNREAL BLACK THINGS~

    “will revolve around a group of people who have special abilities, known as the “Ravens”.”
    better have a era with mechs. for the sake of the upcoming jokes and parodies

    • Lynx

      Boss: You, sir, are the The Last Raven.
      Me: Oh gods no. I totally know where this is going.

      • neogeno

        Way ahead of ya buddy.

  • TrueDefault

    I wish they worked in dragon’s dogma 2 instead…

    • zaidandzhadow

      From the gain two Dragons were born…
      (From the pain two Phantoms were born…)

  • zaidandzhadow

    Wouldn’t have been better if they just called it Dragon’s Dogma 2094?

  • Joshelplex

    Is this online only or not? Literally every time someone at Capcom talks about the game they change their minds on that part.

    • outlawauron

      It’s an online game because it has online multiplayer integrated into the main experience much like Dragon’s Dogma and Demon’s Souls.

      • MattDaemon

        But Dragon Dogma and Demon Soul play just fine without online. When Ono say its online game, I imagine it will require the internet even to play the solo mode. Are you sure that it is playable offline just fine?

        • outlawauron

          We don’t know that for certain, but I’m not sure why you would assume this. Game is designed to be played with others just like the games I mentioned above were. I can’t see a always online restriction being place though.

  • Göran Isacson

    You know… if the goal of these Ravens are to travel around a future world and then dive back into history through some superpower, this game has some real interesting potential. Mixing genres like medieval fantasy, industrial revolution steam punk, perhaps even Renaissance and prehistoric times… only question now is WHY you do it. The why, why you need to work with others and go to these different time periods, will probably be quite important. To solve a mystery? To just dungeon crawl with weapons from different ages? One wonders…

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