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Murdered: Soul Suspect Announced for Xbox One and PS4

/ Feb 6th, 2014 No Comments

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Square-Enix announced a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of Murdered: Soul Suspect will release alongside the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC versions later this year.

Murdered: Soul Suspect for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will tout a higher visual quality with native 1080p output on next-gen consoles. The increased fidelity will include subsurface scattering and an increased particle count. Upgraded visuals for the PS4 and Xbox One versions depict a more immersive world for Ronan O’Connor to explore as he tries to find his killer.

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Imagine that face in glorious native 1080p!

As Ronan O’Connor, players will attempt to solve their own murder as a spirit. O’Connor is a Salem police detective with a sordid past – during the opening of the game he is murdered by a brutal killer. As a spirit, O’Connor can posses people to investigate his murder in order to uncover clues and leads. Now, he is a ghost stuck in Dusk until he can find the person responsible for his murder and enact justice.

In addition to the announcement of next-gen versions of the game, Murdered: Soul Suspect received a release date. The game will be available June 2014 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Quick Take

This is not a surprising move by any means. There are still a few PS3 and Xbox 360 games straggling out this year without a next-gen version announced, but with the successful launches of the PS4 and Xbox One, it will not be a stretch to see more next-gen upgrades get announced. Square-Enix recently released a next-gen facelift of Tomb Raider, so it is not shocking that they would announce a PS4 and Xbox One version of Murdered: Soul Suspect to attract a larger section of potential consumers.

The part of the game showed off at E3 last year nailed the noir/crime story vibe well with solid dialogue and an intriguing supernatural premise. A PS4 and Xbox One version means most people will not have to lug out their 360/PS3 from the closet to check it out. Plus, better graphics never hurt.


Kalvin Martinez

Kalvin Martinez

Senior Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Kalvin Martinez studied Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He writes reviews, prose and filthy limericks. Currently, he lives in Tustin, California. He is still wondering what it would be like to work at a real police department. Follow Kalvin on Twitter @freepartysubs
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