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Insomniac Games Teases New Game With ‘What’s Next’ Trailer; Is it an Underwater Virtual Reality Game?

( [email protected] ) Jan 27, 2016 06:59 PM EST
Ever since Insomniac Games posted a trailer of this new game, it has generated a lot of buzz, even coming in high as Number 1 in Science and Technology on Trends on Google.  One has to ask why.  There has been a lot of wondering what it could be, as the teaser, which can be seen below, really doesn't have much to say.  In fact, it doesn't say anything, at least until the very end.  If it is some kind of new underwater game, will it be for Virtual Reality?
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Ever since Insomniac Games posted a trailer of this new game, it has generated a lot of buzz, even coming in high as Number 1 in Science and Technology on Trends on Google.  One has to ask why.  There has been a lot of wondering what it could be, as the teaser, which can be seen below, really doesn't have much to say.  In fact, it doesn't say anything, at least until the very end.  If it is some kind of new underwater game, will it be for Virtual Reality?

Part of the reason why this trailer has received so much attention is Insomniac Games resume, which includes the hit Ratchet and Clank series, which will soon have a movie based on it coming this year.  They also developed Sunset Overdrive, which was well-received by gamers. 

The issue is the trailer doesn't reveal much.  Imagine if you were to hurl a waterproof GoPro camera in the ocean with some stabilizers, and you watched it sink.  Now imagine that it found the lost underwater city of Atlantis.  Granted, the trailer doesn't reveal if this is Atlantis, but this does spring to mind when you see what looks like ancient underwater cities, like the one depicted on this trailer. 

This trailer, which is simply titled "What's Next", is as vague as its title, but at least it ends with something specific:  "January 28, 8:30 AM CT".  This looks to be the date where Insomniac Games will reveal more about this mysterious game.  It is not known if "What's Next" is the title of the game, but it would be a big surprise if it was. There is a tagline of "Dive Deeper" revealed in the preview as well, probably reference what the game is about, and not the title.

So what will be revealed?  Polygon reports that Insomniac Games is working on a virtual reality action-adventure game Edge of Nowhere for the Oculus Rift.  According to Digital Trends, Edge of Nowhere is a third-person adventure game involving arctic explorers who are trying to evade "vaguely Lovecraftian monsters". 

Are they working on another VR game with this underwater adventure?  If so, then that would make sense.  VR is a good place to have underwater adventures, as HTC has had many demonstrations with the Vive that involve the viewer on ship at the bottom of the sea, looking up and seeing a giant blue whale.  Even though that is probably just demonstration graphics, any game that has that neat effect would be worth playing. 

Gamers are starting to speculate on what this could possibly be, and some believe it is a "2D point and click adventure" and some are saying it is a new AAA game.  AAA games are those that have a lot of funding put into and out to promote them.   Fortunately, the wait won't be long to see more on this game, but unfortunately, the wait until you can actually play the game could be a lot longer.