PlayStation Vita

“Panopticon” Is Freedom Wars, Another Multiplayer Action Game For Vita




Sony have shared more information on Panopticon, the game that they released a teaser trailer for last week. The game’s actual title is Freedom Wars, and yes, it looks to be another cooperative multiplayer game for the PlayStation Vita.


Sony describe the game’s genre as “Recovery multiplayer action,” which sounds like your objective might be to recover or capture things during missions.


Freedom Wars takes place in a dystopian future, in the year 102013 of the PT Era, 100,000 years from now. The new trailer for the game jumps back-and-forth between the present day and Freedom Wars’ proposed future, depicting a population decline and a 0% population growth in 102013.


As the trailer goes on, it shows other differences between the present and future, such as dwindling resources, a major increase deaths from war, and an increase in the number of people serving out prison sentences. Bottom line—the future doesn’t look pretty.


Freedom Wars doesn’t have a release date yet, but Sony’s new trailer says the game will be released sometime in 2014.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.