PlayStation Showcase had a few surprises from Sony. Lifting the lid Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake, God of War: Ragnarok details, Marvel's Wolverine and Marvel's Spider-Man 2, it proved surprisingly light on indie reveals. As a matter of fact, we only had one, through Awaceb's Tchia.
Revealed across a two minute trailer, this colourful adventure promises an explorable open world, playing as the titular character. That takes inspiration from New Caledonia, a group of French islands located in the Southwest Pacific ocean, where Awaceb's based.
Tchia Promises A Tropical Open-World Adventure, Inspired By New Caledonia
Outlining their approach in a recent PlayStation Blog, Phil Crifo, Tchia's game director, confirmed:
The approach we are taking with Tchia is first and foremost to build something anyone can understand, enjoy, and immerse themselves into. Making something too instructional or aimed directly at locals would completely defeat the purpose for us, which is why the world, story and characters we are creating are entirely fictional. This also allows us to include some fantastical elements in the mix and build a very unique world where the cultural inspiration isn’t a constraint, but rather an incredibly rich and solid backbone for the game.
As part of this, you'll control any animal or object you can find, giving players unique means of exploration. We don't have a release date just yet, but that's coming to PS4, PS5 and PC. No details have been confirmed about a potential Xbox or Nintendo Switch edition.