Maquette was announced for PlayStation 5 roughly six months ago, but we'll forgive you for letting this one slip your mind. It's a first-person puzzle game published by Annapurna Interactive, featuring a "recursive world" in which there's always a bigger and a smaller version of the environment — and your actions affect all layers simultaneously.
It's a tricky concept to explain, but the above trailer offers a pretty straightforward example of the idea in practice. It also confirms a couple of things that have us excited. Firstly, it has a pretty impressive voice cast in Bryce Dallas Howard (known for the Jurassic World movies) and Seth Gabel (Fringe, Salem, Genius). It sounds like the pair's relationship will be a key part of the game's narrative.
The second thing we now know is a release date: 2nd March 2021 on both PS5 and PS4. With the game less than a month out, we're very much looking forward to having our minds melted. Are you looking forward to Maquette? Tell us in the comments section below.
Are they the same voices from the original debut trailer? If not, I'm not really crazy about Annapurna's recent trend of replacing voice actors with celebrities. They did the same thing for 12 Minutes, I believe.
@RBMango The voice in the first trailer was one of the developers.
@Quintumply Ah, I see. What about the extensive gameplay demo we got last year?
@RBMango Wait, I'm mistaken. The gameplay video is what I was thinking of, with the developer voiceover. The initial trailer you mentioned does have different actors.
@Quintumply Those original voices and their chemistry is what caught my eye about the game. Dallas Howard and Gabel seem to have good chemistry in the new trailer, but a part of me wishes they would rely less on celebrity voices. 12 Minutes is the more bothersome example, because I really liked the voice acting in the debut trailer. Willem Dafoe is genius casting though, despite my celebrity misgivings.
Anyway, still interested in Maquette. This isn't a deal breaker by any means. Just a minor annoyance.
Been looking forward to this game ever since it was first announced. Not really sure why it matters about the voice actors but this game looks very interesting!
Voice cast or no, pretty excited for this one! Looks to be yet another example of Annapurna's golden touch!
So it’s kind of like a non VR version of a fisherman’s tale?
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