Crimes and Punishments: Sherlock Holmes, the sequel to the incredible Testament of Sherlock Holmes,has been announced for PlayStation 4. The title was previously announced for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
Crimes and Punishment: Sherlock Holmes is the first game to be made available for a next generation console. It is also a game of other firsts, as it is the first time that the developer Frogware has moved away from its in house engine in favor of Unreal Engine 3, which, it claims, enables a much richer, more immersive and detailed rendering of both the environments and characters. In addition to the visual changes, however, there are also new investigation techniques at the player’s disposal, a total of fourteen.
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes was pretty darn good at what it did. One might argue that it was the pinnacle of the series in its old format. It remains to be seen whether the quality can survive the transition to so much new stuff happening all at once, but given just how great the last game was, I have high hopes.