Season. A Letter to the Future, a new video game inspired by photography, is coming this fall on the PlayStation 4 and Playstation 5.
PlayStation shared the trailer for the game yesterday as part of its State of Play.
PlayStation states that Season: a Letter to the Future‘s gameplay focuses on exploring, recording and meeting people as well as unraveling the world around them.
Your camera can capture everything you see. Through directional sound recording, your microphone can record and playback any sound you hear. Estelle encourages you to reflect and inquire as you learn about your surroundings. This can spark thoughts and investigations. These recordings can be used to uncover answers for the future.
Estelle, the protagonist of this game, and her story are described as “No one has left in any generation, no one except Estelle.”
The trailer showed two core mechanics. One shows how the player can snap snapshots of everything, while the other shows how the microphone can be used to record any sounds, voices or music that the player may want as part of their journey.
PlayStation says that tools can help you uncover the layers beneath everything.
You can always get off your bike to grab a tool or a bag from your bag. Each layer captures a different layer: sounds and music; art and architecture; voices of old people; vanishing religious practices; traces of seasons past.
Video Games and Photography
A Nintendo game called Toem, released last year, was set in a stylized world. The player can take photos of any object they want while completing quests.
Season is a more refined, grander experience, with rich colors and the addition sound of recording.
Last year, a PC game that simulates wildlife and nature photography was announced. However, a release date has yet to be confirmed.
Photo modes have been a popular feature in video games, even though they are not specifically about photography. Hideo Kojima is a well-known video game director who created titles such as Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding. He said on Twitter that photo modes in video games help to improve the art of photography.