Observation, the sci-fi based thriller/horror game coming this month, got a big 45 minute gameplay preview. You play as an AI, named S.A.M., on a space station in which something has gone wrong. You have to control cameras on the station as S.A.M. and tackle various tasks. While the concept seems mundane on paper, it is actually pretty creepy.
As you can see from the footage below, via Game Informer, you will control the game as the sentient AI (in a similar way to the Five Nights at Freddy’s games) and do puzzles, find clues about what’s wrong with the station, and converse with survivors. You can also choose how you play and react as S.A.M in some conversations, even being able to play him as a “dumb” AI that humans will comment on. No doubt, there will probably be more sinister options later as the game progresses and you get a stronger feel of the disconnected feeling of observing those around you. Even in this footage, things get rather… uncomfortable.
Observation releases May 21st on PlayStation and PC (as a timed Epic Games Store exclusive).