Update 2: Here's Episode 2, which goes in depth about how the Vampyr's team is bringing the music and visuals of 1918's London to life. It goes into detail about the four districts and the Pembroke Hospital, where the player's doctor-turned-vampire character is tempted with feeding on helpless patients who trust him.
It also sheds a light on how composer Olivier Deriviere approached the inner dilemma of the player character from a musical standpoint, including a short performance from Vampyr's solo celloist Eric-Maria Couturier, of the Paris Ensemble InterContemporain. Take a look!
Update: As promised, the first episode of the making of series has gone live today, January 18th. There are three more episodes incoming, premiering every Tuesday on Youtube till the end of February. You can watch Episode 1 below:
Original Story: Vampyr, the action RPG about... well, vampires, has just announced a neat behind the scenes webseries. Releasing weekly, the YouTube show will be comprised of 5 minutes-long episodes showcasing the game's development in the heart of Focus Home Interactive's Parisian studio.
The first episode, "Making Monsters", debuts on January 18, and focuses on the reasons behind putting players into the role of a conflicted predator. "The studio will make players feel the duality that torments doctor-turned-vampire Jonathan Reid, giving them the freedom to choose who to sacrifice and who to save," says the press release. "Every killing has consequences, and it’s up to players to balance their need to feed and grow stronger, with the rapidly deteriorating city of London."
Four episodes are planned in total for the weekly series: "Episode I: Making Monsters", "Episode II: Architects of the Obscure", "Episode III: Human After All", and "Episode IV: Stories From the Dark". Aside from the expected insights into the production and interviews, the videos will also include exclusive gameplay footage.
For those unaware of the game, Vampyr takes place in London during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. It is a semi-open world action RPG, and the whole game can be completed without killing anyone or by leaving a murderous trail of bodies. It's up to you.
Vampyr releases Spring 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.