COLOPL has announced a new smartphone title dubbed You Generation. With the keywords “LIVE X GAME”, this game is meant to fuse the company’s game technology, Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality tech and “LIVE” for a “totally new experience”. The #ru is meant to represent a “connection”. Check out the teaser video below:
A teaser website for the You Generation project is also live, which you can visit here, along with associated official Twitter here. Bits of character design has been teased, though overall, details are very limited. Pre-registrations, however, are slated to begin sometime Winter 2020. To commemorate the launch of the official Twitter, Japanese residents can put themselves in the running for Amazon gift cards.
From the way the teaser mentions “connecting” game and real life, it could be something akin to popular AR games like Pokemon Go for real life interactions, or even something on the experimental scale like Micro Vibration of Galapagos, the latter being a Japan-exclusive paid AR game. You Generation will be a free to play title with in-app purchases.
Augmented / virtual reality games can still be considered a relatively newer space, so it’ll be interesting to see how this project will take flight. We’ll have to wait to see what’s in store as more details follow.