Late Shift, the FMV thriller by Wales Interactive is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on the 18th April. The title takes the form of an interactive film where you make choices as the story unfolds.
Originally released as an iOS app as well as being shown in select cinemas which saw the audience voting on the outcome with their smartphones. There is a total of 180 decisions that can be made through the story with seven possible endings. The entire project contains four hours of footage that was shot in London. It was written by Michael R. Johnson who also wrote the 2009 Sherlock Holmes movie.
‘Late Shift’ has its hero, its plot, its high points and turning points. It has one beginning – but countless possible storylines and seven different endings.
Matt, a smart student, has to prove his innocence after being forced into the robbery of a famous London auction house. How will the audience decide to act when everything is turning against him? The audience takes decisions for the interactive thriller’s hero while the movie keeps on running seamlessly.
This time it’s different. This time you leave the theatre knowing that if you watched the movie again, you could see a different story. What if you’re dissatisfied with the consequences of the audience’s collective decisions? Then, in the form of the app, the protagonist’s fate is in your hands alone. It is up to you to discover countless variations of the same plot and make “better” decisions.
Late Shift launches for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on the 18th April.