Rear Window – The Game
Described as an “observational thriller” Conway: Disappearance At Dahlia View focuses on the retired, wheelchair-bound, detective Robert Conway as he hunts for the truth following the disappearance of eight-year-old Charlotte May. Conway begins growing suspicious of his neighbours after observing them from his apartment window and decides to launch his own investigation.
For any film buffs out there, this should remind you of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic suspenseful thriller Rear Window, but for those who don’t know the film focuses on a photographer who witnesses a murder from his apartment window while recovering from a broken leg. Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View is borrowing the narrative beats but it’s not the first to do so and I’m okay with it, providing there’s a well-written and compelling mystery to uncover.
Players will have to uncover the truth through observation, searching, and reviewing evidence. Conway can observe his estate through the lens of his camera to spy on his neighbours and photograph suspicious activities.
White Paper Games has tried to make the game feel as immersive as possible through the DualSense Controllers, triggers will be designed to give off the snap of a 1950s camera while taking photos. As Conway roams the estate and searches his neighbours’ homes the DualSense will allow you to feel different surface types and bumps like in cobblestone roads and creaking floorboards.
The PS5 version of the game will also have its own unique features. Players will have the luxury of playing the game at 4K resolution or with raytracing enabled to enhance fidelity, faster loaders times will also be incorporated thanks to the PS5’s SSD and Unreal Engine’s Zen Loader.
Source: PlayStation Blog