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First details uncovered for Scene Investigators

In their debut adventure, EQ Studios sent players into an entire abandoned town to solve the mystery of The Painscreek Killings. For an encore, there are more mysteries to solve without ever leaving home in the upcoming Scene Investigators.

As the title implies, players assume the first-person role of a criminal investigator. Rather than traipse around scouring real crime scenes for clues, thanks to a helpful new technology "any reported case, solved or unsolved, can be loaded in a reconstruction room and re-examined." It is up to you to draw your own conclusions about what happened "through logical thinking, observation and deduction" in order to "put everything together and see the big picture." But be forewarned that while some are considered simple, others will "border on impossible" to crack.

There aren't any in-game images available yet, but according to the developers Scene Investigators will be a first-person, direct-controlled adventure (via keyboard/mouse or gamepad) like its predecessor. Given the flexibility of the technology, the reconstructed scenes can "happen right here in your neighborhood or anywhere across the globe." There is no overarching storyline connecting each of the as-yet-undisclosed number of cases together, but individually they will all have their own narrative threads to follow along the way.

There is no target release date for Scene Investigators yet, but the game is being developed for PC and expected to launch on Steam when complete sometime in 2020, with VR compatibility a possible option later on. 

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