Beyond Blue is an educational focused title that was created in partnership with BBC’s Blue Planet II. The team at E-Line Media was given countless hours of footage for inspiration and that shows in the game.
During E3 2019 I was able to visit the team prior to regular show hours and that was great. I grabbed a continental breakfast since I was early and then jumped into my booking. This particular game aimed to provide the vast open ocean, and do so in a fun way.
It’s a more casual time as you get a hold of slightly futuristic mechanics to explore the open blue water. You work as a scientific team trying to discover and survey elements that lie beneath the scene. You’ll hear authentic sounds, and a calming atmosphere as you swim around.
The movement mechanics were actually quite incredibly for the swimmer and very elegant. The animations were seriously impressive. You’ll stop from swimming and mixing in with the various fishes to scan things. This presents new information and allows you to progress through various missions. It was a nice demo and presentation of what to expect. I really liked the visual elements and found this to be a calming time while at the show.
There’s a lot to see and going off their previous title there will certainly be a lot to learn in this one. It’ll also be fun to do so while you’re playing this. A final note is that they expect to provide a neat base of operations to get details from and they aim to make it authentic through discussions with various professionals within the field. That’s all for Beyond Blue, at least for now. Check out our E3 2019 hub for additional coverage from the event.
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