Indie Sci-Fi Game ECHO is Coming to PlayStation 4
In ECHO you must face the ultimate enemy: Yourself.
Ultra Ultra Brings ECHO to PS4
ECHO is a third person science fiction adventure video game. It is the first game by the indie developers Ultra Ultra. The team at Ultra Ultra consists of a core group of eight people. The team has contributed to the Hitman games among others. Their main focus was to create a product that was more personal, and not based on market trends or user research. Ultra Ultra’s first game has been available on Steam and GOG for a few weeks. It will soon be making its way to the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 4 Pro.
ECHO Game Details
After a century in stasis a girl named En arrives at her destination. The location is a Palace out of legend. The Palace is a marvel of the old civilization eons gone, still awaiting its first human occupants. It is there that she begins using forgotten technologies. In doing so she hopes to bring back a life that should not have been lost. ECHO starts as a character driven journey of discovery, but as it unfolds it evolves into something altogether more punishing. As players try to wield the magical technologies it becomes apparent that the Palace has a will of its own. It studies everything you do and everything you are and it will use those things against you.
The Palace creates Echoes. Echoes are exact copies of you in every way. They behave like you and only do the things you do. So the way you play the game shapes your enemy. If you run, soon the Echoes get faster. When you sneak, they will get stealthier. If you shoot, they will start to shoot back. The game constantly reacts to your every choice and input. The Palace reboots every few minutes, resulting in a blackout. This blackout-cycle is the rhythm at which the Echoes get updated with your latest behavior, learning and unlearning from your actions. During the blackout the Palace is blind and you are free to act without consequence. This is the time to run and gun and do all the things you don’t want the Echoes to learn.
ECHO PS4 Release Date
The experience is one of being up against your own choices from the last blackout-cycle, giving you a way of shaping the game from cycle to cycle. It is up to you whether you prefer to keep a low profile or if you choose to go head on and deal with the consequences later. One thing is for certain, you will need to keep your wits about you as you face the ultimate enemy: Yourself. ECHO will be available on the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 4 Pro on October 10, 2017.