Warm Lamp Games’ Beholder, the beguiling dystopian strategy that lets players become Big Brother, releases on PlayStation 4 today as a Complete Edition. An Xbox One launch is also imminent.
Published by Curve Digital, the Complete Edition incorporates the base game plus Blissful Sleep DLC pack, which normally costs an additional $3.99 USD. Beholder’s gameplay flips the perspective of Orwell’s 1984 by putting you in the role of Government spy Carl, whose job it is to eavesdrop on tenant conversations, create data profiles, and report anyone who dares to defy State law. Essentially, privacy is dead.
For Curve Digital’s Product Manager George Morgan, stretching Beholder‘s reach to consoles “is a dream come true”. He also shared his thoughts on the ethics of surveillance, saying:
“We live in an age where people are always on camera and we can’t wait to see what players do when they are the ones doing the watching. Carl’s choices aren’t easy ones to make and we hope the players will agonize over their decisions”
Beholder Complete Edition is available from the PlayStation Store for $14.99 USD, or $13.49 USD if you’re a PlayStation Plus Subscriber. Happy stalking.