Until Dawn studio Supermassive Games loves to blur the lines between games, interactive movies, and just straight up films with its titles, and its next experience The Quarry appears to go one step further. Selectable from the main menu is Movie Mode, which as the name would imply, allows you to sit back and watch the game from start to finish without ever pressing a button. You can set some parameters and then relax as everything plays out on screen.
Detailed in a new IGN First video, Movie Mode sits just below the New Game option on the main menu. It presents you with a few options — "everyone lives" and "everyone dies" are two you can quickly select — but then there is also the Director's Chair. From here, you can tab through every playable character in the game and dictate their personality and reactions to specific situations. The video above shows how you can pick between Laura being adept, erratic, or clumsy whilst under pressure. The same goes for Ryan, Nick, and Caitlin. You can change these parameters for all nine of the characters in the story.
There's also the option to randomise all these options so you're never quite sure how someone will react in the moment. You can effectively turn The Quarry into your own controllable movie at this point, and it launches on PlayStation 5 and PS4 on 10th June 2022. Will you make use of this option, perhaps as a second playthrough? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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