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Dusk Golem
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(03-17-2017, 04:20 PM)
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So this is most likely true, but labeling it as rumor until it's confirmed. The full-on source of this does need to be verified.

Apparently a private job description was leaked.



Google Translated:
【Japan - UK bug report translator】
Total 1 person Title PSYCHOBREAK 2
Language English Japanese
Number of people 1
Nanba station Nearest station: Tamachi *
On site work period (planned) 4/10 / Monday to 10/31 (Tue) until weekday 5 Working day, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays!
There is a possibility, but I think it is almost there.
Possibility Hours Unit price 1,400 yen (Negotiable) Time 10: 30 ~ 19: 30 Production: 8.0h Break: 1h Overtime: possibility of occurrence
Transportation expenses are separately provided DH Provided by domestic testers QA Bugs (Japanese) are bug-translated into English for overseas development staff. Job content (plan) |. Specification materials prepared by overseas development staff / Denosig usage and work instructions for Japanese DII tester. Specification grasp of touching some real machine before bug translation will occur.
Hardware target: PS4 / XI

It's for positions of translating and Q&A bug reporting for Psycho Break 2, aka Evil Within 2.

It being in production wouldn't be too surprising, Bethesda seems to list it as one of their big IPs and Tango Gameworks have said they wanted Evil Within to be a franchise, not a single game. It did well enough, holding the spot of top selling new horror IP until Dying Light a couple months later (though trumping the previous holder, Dead Space). And they've been working on their new game for at least the last couple years.

Though going by job listings from a year or two ago, if this is related to those then there are some interesting things that may be at play here. They were looking specifically for people familiar with the Unreal engine and with experience in multiplayer fields, though if that'd be for TEW2 or something else is unknown of course.

Regardless, Tango Gameworks newest title has a high chance of being revealed this year as it's been in production for about two years now. If The Evil Within 2 / Psycho Break 2 was what they were working on, what would you want from a sequel?
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T.O.P
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(03-17-2017, 04:21 PM)
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Not a fan of the first game but i apprecciated some ideas and concept that Mikami put into it

Quite curious to see how this shapes up
wild wild rice
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(03-17-2017, 04:21 PM)
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Somewhere in The Evil Within I sensed the seed of a good game. Let's see if they can deliver this time.
KZXcellent
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(03-17-2017, 04:22 PM)
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Psycho Break is the superior title.
Lord British
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(03-17-2017, 04:22 PM)
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Hell yes. The Evil Within was incredibly underrated imo. Thought it was really great. I played PC so I didn't have the tech issues consoles apparently suffered, though.
Kudo
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(03-17-2017, 04:22 PM)
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My favourite horror game in long time, I'm ready for sequel.
mindsale
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(03-17-2017, 04:22 PM)
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Totally prefer Evil Within as a title to Psycho Break.
dan2026
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(03-17-2017, 04:22 PM)
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Maybe it will run faster than 20fps this time.
Seik
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(03-17-2017, 04:23 PM)
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I'll gladly take it.

Loved TEW, I'm glad that it's coming back!
Spaced Harrier
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(03-17-2017, 04:23 PM)
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Honestly, a better engine and steady framerate.

It's around level 2-4 that there were times it was headache inducing.

The rest of the game is not that bad, but yeah that part was hard to get through.
heckmanimation
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(03-17-2017, 04:23 PM)
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awesome! stoked as hell.

first game was great, but definitely room for improvement particularly on the story and presentation side of things
JayEH
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(03-17-2017, 04:23 PM)
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Psycho break is such a better name. Good ideas in the first game but expect a better product overall this time.
Enzo88
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(03-17-2017, 04:23 PM)
Loved the first game, felt like the real resident evil v to me. In Mikami i trust.
Akronis
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(03-17-2017, 04:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by dan2026

Maybe it will run faster than 20fps this time.

As long as they aren't butchering id Tech 5 I think it'll be better.

If this runs on id Tech 6 we could see some amazing visuals along with performance.
Death Metalist
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(03-17-2017, 04:23 PM)
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I adore The Evil Within so, fuck yes.
PlatypusDude
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(03-17-2017, 04:23 PM)
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Despite the tech issues and some odd design choices, I still really enjoyed the first game so I'm excited for this.
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(03-17-2017, 04:24 PM)
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I thought this was already known to be getting a sequel? Maybe not though
RecRoulette
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(03-17-2017, 04:24 PM)
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Wasn't this game supposed to be announced at E3 last year? Or were all those rumors wrong.

Still, going to be really interesting to see how this ends up in a post-RE7 world. I really liked the first game (most of the time), so I'm there day 1.
Ahasverus
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(03-17-2017, 04:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by wild wild rice

Somewhere in The Evil Within I sensed the seed of a good game. Let's see if they can deliver this time.

My thought as well. is this the general consensus?
HeisenbergWW62
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(03-17-2017, 04:24 PM)
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Finally played the first one towards the end of last year and really enjoyed it. I feel there's a legitimate GOTY contender in there if they build on it. Also won't have the shackles of last gen consoles

And Psycho Break>>>>The Evil Within
Crimsonclaw111
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(03-17-2017, 04:24 PM)
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I want:

Better technical performance (no more shitty engines)
No more goddamn black bars
A way to change my FOV without hacks ffs
Get rid of the annoying one hit kill bomb traps
Dsyndrome
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(03-17-2017, 04:24 PM)
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Awesome, some parts in the EW1 were not great (city) but still enjoyed it. Also hoping for more horror, but not everyone's looking for that.
Nirolak
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(03-17-2017, 04:24 PM)
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The game did well enough that a sequel makes sense, but not well enough that giving the studio carte blanche on what to work on makes sense.

I would say it's almost assured.
Brhoom
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(03-17-2017, 04:24 PM)
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I hope it's ten times better than the original.

Because the first one was the most bland, unoriginal horror game I've played in years.
Jawmuncher
(03-17-2017, 04:24 PM)
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I think this is pretty likely. Despite being quiet, Bethesda still seems to have plans for TEW as a franchise. I just hope for two things mainly from the sequel.

Better Performance - It's fine on PC now, but at launch was a bit of a mess. The consoles versions were even worse and are even now in that regard. If this uses idtech again, I hope there's more help in a smoother experience. Doom ran well on everything (including Xbox one) so there's hope there.

More focused ideas - I love Shinji Mikami, but TEW felt like a pot of game ideas he's had for a long time and just dumped them all into one game. I felt the game was all over the place, so hopefully it has a bit more focus in all regards for a tighter expiernce. Especially with the story.
Anung
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(03-17-2017, 04:25 PM)
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Hell yeah. The Evil Within wasn't perfect by any means but I enjoyed it and it felt like the solid bases for a really good sequel.
Diancecht
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(03-17-2017, 04:25 PM)

Originally Posted by dan2026

Maybe it will run faster than 20fps this time.

Don't forget the cinematic black bars.

miller.skippins
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(03-17-2017, 04:25 PM)
I hope they do a RE7 and call it The Evil Within 2: Psycho Break in US and Psycho Break 2: The Evil Within in Japan.
Dusk Golem
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(03-17-2017, 04:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ahasverus

My thought as well. is this the general consensus?

The Evil Within is legitimately one of the most 50/50 love it/hate it horror games to exist. You'll find people who both adored it and despised it. Like people who both say it's one of their favorite games from last gen, favorite horror games of all time, and others who actively seem pissed at it, one of the biggest disappointments for them, legitimately hated it, etc.

It's very divisive. I was in the loved it crowd, though.
malfcn
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(03-17-2017, 04:26 PM)
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Yes. Crank it to eleventy.
StrongBelwas
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(03-17-2017, 04:26 PM)
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There was a run of chapters maybe like 6-10 that were absolutely fantastic. More of that less of the enemies with guns that ruined the later chapters for me
Primethius
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(03-17-2017, 04:26 PM)
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Hell yes. I loved Evil Within.
QuantumZebra
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(03-17-2017, 04:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by mindsale

Totally prefer Evil Within as a title to Psycho Break.

Yea psycho break sounds like something made up by Cliffy B as a phone game
Renekton
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(03-17-2017, 04:26 PM)
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Did the original sell well?
Sinatar
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(03-17-2017, 04:27 PM)
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Evil Within was a hodgepodge mess of conflicting game design ideals awkwardly mashed together in a complete mess of an engine.

It could be salvaged into something cool but they'd need to overhaul quite a bit.
Kudo
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(03-17-2017, 04:27 PM)
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I think I saw some video about Boost Mode on PS4 Pro making the fps much more stable. So if you haven't played the game yet, own Pro but no PC I'd definitely recommend it, can probably find it cheap nowadays.
miladesn
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(03-17-2017, 04:28 PM)
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Hopefully they could break away from idtech trash and just licensed some common 3rd party engine instead. Dishonored 2 was rubbish too, this forced idtech movement by Bethesda is just hurting their games... Prey is somehow Cryengine, I guess there is a chance.

keep idtech limited to id ips please...
Brhoom
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(03-17-2017, 04:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jawmuncher

I think this is pretty likely. Despite being quiet, Bethesda still seems to have plans for TEW as a franchise. I just hope for two things mainly from the sequel.

Better Performance - It's fine on PC now, but at launch was a bit of a mess. The consoles versions were even worse and are even now in that regard. If this uses idtech again, I hope there's more help in a smoother experience. Doom ran well on everything (including Xbox one) so there's hope there.

More focused ideas - I love Shinji Mikami, but TEW felt like a pot of game ideas he's had for a long time and just dumped them all into one game. I felt the game was all over the place, so hopefully it has a bit more focus in all regards for a tighter expiernce. Especially with the story
.

THANK YOU!!!
heckmanimation
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(03-17-2017, 04:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Renekton

Did the original sell well?

yes - it broke records until i forget which but another horror game released soon after...until dying light maybe?

Originally Posted by Kudo

I think I saw some video about Boost Mode on PS4 Pro making the fps much more stable. So if you haven't played the game yet, own Pro but no PC I'd definitely recommend it, can probably find it cheap nowadays.


I played it last year i think on a standard ps4 and it was 100% fine and dandy playable
papercan55
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(03-17-2017, 04:28 PM)
day one.
Fire the people responsible for player control/animations and the camera and your halfway to a great sequel.
First game had so much amazing potential but was almost ruined with janky controls and animations which were only made worse with the bad camera.

Bring back the greatest catchphrase!


And save music, clair de la lune...
Nirolak
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(03-17-2017, 04:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Renekton

Did the original sell well?

It went okay.

It's done 555,200 20,837 on Steam, and the NPD debut was 380K at retail, so if we project out a bit based on trends, that's probably at least in the 2-3 million range overall.
Tubs_McNubs
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(03-17-2017, 04:30 PM)
Loved the first game. I think a refined sequel could really be something special.
Tain
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(03-17-2017, 04:30 PM)
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good, this had to happen

after all, what would bethesda even be good for if not tango and id?
Lord British
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(03-17-2017, 04:30 PM)
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Personally I loved how schizophrenic the game's aesthetics were. Made it feel unpredictable and dangerous! Never knew what form the next chapter would be taking.
I am Error
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(03-17-2017, 04:31 PM)
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Hopefully they can somehow even improve on the psychological horror elements.

I think they did a great job in the first game.
Gator86
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(03-17-2017, 04:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by wild wild rice

Somewhere in The Evil Within I sensed the seed of a good game. Let's see if they can deliver this time.

Yup, at it's best, it was amazing. Unfortunately, those moments were trapped under lots of shit. Astoundingly uneven title. Maybe this one won't be a slideshow running with a foot of wasted screen on the top and bottom of the screen.
O.DOGG
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(03-17-2017, 04:31 PM)
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Awesome! Love the original. And Psycho Break is an awesome title.
Kudo
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(03-17-2017, 04:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by heckmanimation

I played it last year i think on a standard ps4 and it was 100% fine and dandy playable

I played it on release on OG PS4 too and it's definitely playable, but drops down to 20fps in certain areas, not sure how much of that was fixed in patches though.
SomedayTheFire
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(03-17-2017, 04:32 PM)
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Hated the first but I'll be optimistic and hope the next one is great.
Ocarina_117
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(03-17-2017, 04:32 PM)
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First game was just fantastic and a treat to play through.

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