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Gamescom 2012: Remember Me was originally a Sony project

16 August 2012

Remember Me developer Dontnod has revealed that the futuristic actioner was originally a Sony-backed project before the electronics giant decided to give it the chop last year.

The game was originally unveiled at Gamescom 2011 under the title of Adrift before being snapped up by Japanese giant Capcom  – but Dontnod revealed Sony’s vision of the game differed from what we have today.

“They stopped a number of games last year at Sony and we took back the IP rights and were able to continue to develop it thanks to the support of the investors. We were then able to sign the game to a publisher who’s portfolio is a better fit for the game,” the firm told GI.biz.

“This project is not exactly the same, it is an evolution. The concept of what we had with Sony was different,” explained Dontnod co-founder, Oskar Guilbert.

“Sony wanted to focus on a different type of game and we don’t really fit with that. But we’re in a very good relationship with them.”

Remember Me was re-revealed at Gamescom this week and confirmed for a May 2013 launch on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game focuses on the purchasing and selling of memories in Neo-Paris in the year 2084.


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