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Vampyr Devs Tease Weekly Behind-the-Scenes Webseries


Jack Gardner

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We haven't heard an awful lot more about the upcoming action-RPG Vampyr since last year's E3, but Dontnod Entertainment has been hard at work on the bloodsucking adventure. The game casts players as Jonathan Reid, a mild-mannered London doctor who becomes afflicted by a vampiric curse that urges him to kill and feed. As London descends into the middle of a deadly plague, Reid must navigate the consequences of his actions as he weighs the value of each life he encounters.

The folks at Dontnod and their publisher, Focus Home Interactive, have put together an upcoming webseries exploring the development process of Vampyr. The glimpse behind the scenes will be called "Dontnod Presents Vampyr" and will consist of four episodes with each one focusing on a different aspect of the game-making process. Each part will be five minutes of insight as explained by the people working on the subject matter highlighted along with new gameplay footage. 

The first episode, titled Episode I: Making Monsters will go live on January 18. It will dive into how the studio arrived at the core ideas behind Vampyr. Why is Jonathan Reid a doctor? What makes him special as a protagonist? Why is his story interesting? The episode will attempt to answer those questions while also explaining how those questions translate into compelling narrative and gameplay opportunities for players. 

 

 

Each week after the January 18 launch of the series will see a new episode released. The full roster of episodes is as follows:

 

  • Episode I: Making Monsters
  • Episode II: Architects of the Obscure
  • Episode III: Human After All
  • Episode IV: Stories From the Dark

 

There's no hard release date for the game quite yet, but Vampyr will release sometime this spring for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Be sure to check out the webseries for more interesting tidbits about Vampyr's development!

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