Those ravenous for the forthcoming title no longer have to wonder when they'll get their hands on the vampire RPG, though, as the developer announced that Vampyr will be released on June 5.
The fourth and final episode in the Vampyr developer diary series was also released. The four-part webseries, produced and realized by the video department of Focus Home Interactive, is now complete after a month of reveals, with every episode available on YouTube. Prior to the reveal of the release date, the video showed DONTNOD discussing video games as a medium and how it is unique to other forms of entertainment in that it is more dependent on the audience and the gameplay and narrative decisions made by the player.
Narrative Director Stéphane Beauverger explained that players' actions (exploration, investigation, interactions with non-player characters, combat, and choices) are all intertwined with the narrative. The game's pillars revolve around exploration, investigations, citizen encounters, combat, and hard choices which all combine to give players an Action RPG with dynamic consequences.
Game Director Philippe Moreau elaborates, saying that the relationship between a player and their character, as well as the direct feeling of control, is unique to games and something he has worked to make special in Vampyr. Purity of blood also plays a factor in how much experience you could potentially gain from someone: a caring elderly woman, for instance, had very pure blood, and thus a large XP reward if you chose to drain her blood - but then her death will cause a rippling effect throughout the district. Should one choose to embrace their inner shadow, Reid will hear the dying thoughts of the civilian they choose to kill, encouraging players to think of the citizens as more than just sustenance.